The Queen’s Speech has confirmed that the UK Government will not protect trans people in its Conversion Therapy Ban

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Stonewall and the #BanConversionTherapy coalition alike have condemned the legislation’s current form BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA ISTOCKPHOTO.COM Following the Queen’s Speech delivered on Tuesday, 10 May, the UK Government has confirmed that it will not protect trans people in its legislative plans for the Conversion Therapy Ban. The move has been criticised by LGBTQI [….]

Stonewall and 80+ groups pull out of the government’s LGBT+ conference

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Gendered Intelligence, Ozanne Foundation, Mermaids and UK Black Pride are just some of the many organisations who have taken collective action against the Safe To Be Me conference BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NORBU GYACHUNG VIA UNSPLASH Last week it was revealed that the UK government planned to scrap legislation outlawing conversion practices. Following outrage [….]

7 Days Of Queer: Trinity The Tuck comes out as trans non-binary

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Say it with me now: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We love to see people living their truth. Trinity The Tuck first competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race season nine before jointly winning All Stars 4. During this year’s Trans Day Of [….]

Boris Johnson excludes trans people from the “conversion therapy” ban

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“We call on the whole LGBTQ+ community – and organisations supporting the LGBTQ+ community – to join trans people in protesting this farce of an event” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS Yesterday (31 March) there was a leak of a Downing Street document seen by ITV News, which stated that [….]

LGBTQI evangelical Jayne Ozanne calls for end to “conversion therapy” in our February issue

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Jayne is a prominent voice for LGBTQI people of faith BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY MARKUS BIDAUX FOR ATTITUDE MAGAZINE Having written a powerful piece for the February issue of DIVA, Jayne Ozanne, Founder of the Ozanne Foundation, has called for a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” in the UK. Whilst the UK Government consultation [….]

Stonewall responds to EHRC statements on upcoming LGBTQI legislation

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“In these statements the EHRC is calling for further delays to legislation that our communities have been waiting on for many years” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS On 26 January Kishwer Falkner, Chair of the Equality And Human Rights Commission, wrote a statement to the Scottish government asking it to pause plans to simplify the legal requirements for [….]

E’s conversion therapy story

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“The ban needs to be in place. Conversion therapy is abuse. The evidence speaks for itself” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK * Content warnings: transphobia, homophobia, self-harm  In May of this year, the government announced plans to ban conversion therapy. Earlier this month, the government announced an extension of the consultation on the legislation [….]