Banning conversion therapy is urgent. Here’s how to submit a response to the consultation

By Daviemoo

The heinous practice of conversion therapy is still being debated by parliament. Despite assurances by Liz Truss that this would be done as a matter of urgency numerous times, the government are trying to create a “consent” clause which means you can consent to conversion therapy and therefore undertake it.
You can not consent to therapy to change a fundamental aspect of who you are, in a society where vast factions of it deem that aspect wrong, sick, evil etc. It is impossible. Here are my answers to the government’s questionnaire for you to copy and paste, to make submission easier. Please share this to ensure conversion therapy is finally banned in England and Wales.

Conversion therapy is an abhorrent practice that pushes the idea that bisexuality, homosexuality or being transgender is an aberration that must be removed via harmful therapy rather than a natural and acceptable alternative to heterosexuality or being cisgender.

This disgusting practice has rightly been banned in Canada and France this week, but again England’s government is dithering, and must be prompted to do the right thing.

The link to the consultation is here:

https://equalityhub.citizenspace.com/government-equalities-office/banning-conversion-therapy/

Firstly you’ll be asked your personal details, and I can’t provide those to you.

Next, you’ll be asked some initial questions around your involvement in conversion therapy.

Finally you’ll come to the responses section. See the link here to https://www.banconversiontherapy.com/ or use my copy paste answers!

Views on banning conversion therapy
Do you agree or disagree that the Government should intervene to end conversion therapy in principle?
Strongly agree


Why do you think this?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:

Conversion therapy, as has been stated sundry times to the government by those at risk of it or post therapy, is harmful, dangerous, often ineffective and
can lead to worse outcomes.
The government has been given endless evidence to this and is still waning on an outright ban because of a manufactured culture war against trans
people. Patriarchal reinforcement that trans people are anything other than normal people who just happen to be trans is worsening a debate that is
clear cut. Other democracies have outright banned conversion therapy- from Canada to France.
The UK government’s lasting legacy, should conversion therapy in any form be allowed to remain legal, will be one of closed minded bigotry and the
fostering of hatred towards a community who simply exists. And after this length of time if Liz Truss and her familiars cannot see the vital necessity in
banning a dangerous practice that has caused suffering worldwide perhaps not only should conversion therapy be banned, but someone suitable to
recognise these significant risks should be appointed to her post to protect the LGBT+ community effectively.


Targeting physical conversion therapy
To what extent do you support, or not support, the Government’s proposal for addressing physical acts of conversion therapy?
Somewhat support


Why do you think this?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:
The partial ban excluding trans people is bigotry. This must be a total ban. Conversion therapy is harmful for all who go through it and it is impossible to
consent to therapy to change innate aspects of yourself – because if you are seeking help to address those issues and move forward with them it is
possible to be manipulated into therapy you do not need and should not have- trans people should be able to access talking therapy to discuss these
issues, without fear of being converted into someone they are not with therapy that causes permanent psychological damage.


Targeting talking conversion therapy
The Government considers that delivering talking therapy with the intention of changing a person’s sexual orientation or changing them from
being transgender or to being transgender either to someone who is under 18, or to someone who is 18 or over and who has not consented
or lacks the capacity to do so should be considered a criminal offence. The consultation document describes proposals to introduce new
criminal law that will capture this. How far do you agree or disagree with this?

Strongly agree


How far do you agree or disagree with the penalties being proposed?
Strongly agree


Do you think that these proposals miss anything?
Yes


If yes, can you tell us what you think we have missed?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:
Anyone found to lobby the government on behalf of any talking or physical therapies to promote conversion should face custodial sentencing and a steep
fine.


Restricting the promotion of conversion therapy

The Government considers that Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code already provides measures against the broadcast and promotion of conversion
therapy. How far do you agree or disagree with this?

Strongly agree
Why do you think this?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:

I have never seen conversion therapy advertised or glorified.

Do you know of any examples of broadcasting that you consider to be endorsing or promoting conversion therapy?
No


The Government considers that the existing codes set out by the Advertising Standards Authority and the Committee of Advertising Practice
already prohibits the advertisement of conversion therapy. How far do you agree or disagree with this?

Strongly agree


Do you know of any examples of advertisements that you consider to be endorsing or promoting conversion therapy?
No
If yes, can you tell us what these examples are?
Please write in:


Protecting people from conversion therapy overseas
The consultation document describes proposals to introduce conversion therapy protection orders to tackle a gap in provision for victims of
the practice. To what extent do you agree or disagree that there is a gap in the provision for victims of conversion therapy?

Strongly agree


To what extent do you agree or disagree with our proposals for addressing this gap we have identified?
Strongly agree


Why do you think this?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:


Ensuring charities do not support conversion therapy

Charity trustees are the people who are responsible for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. The consultation
document describes proposals whereby anyone found guilty of carrying out conversion therapy will have the case against them for being
disqualified from serving as a trustee at any charity strengthened. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this approach?

Strongly agree


Why do you think this?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:

I feel a new register, confirming active advocation for conversion therapy should also be introduced and be searchable to ensure that those who wish to
avoid those advocates can ensure they do so.


Recognition by authorities of conversion therapy as a problem
To what extent do you agree or disagree that the following organisations are providing adequate action against people who might already be
carrying out conversion therapy?
Services action against people carrying out CT – Police:

Somewhat agree
Services action against people carrying out CT – Crown Prosecution Service:
Somewhat agree
Services action against people carrying out CT – OTHER statutory service:
Somewhat agree
Why do you think this?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:

I believe until a total ban has taken place and been enforced rigorously there is always more that can be done.


To what extent do you agree or disagree that the following organisations are providing adequate support for victims of conversion therapy?
Services support for victims of CT – Police:

Neither agree or disagree
Services support for victims of CT – Crown Prosecution Service:
Neither agree or disagree
Services support for victims of CT – OTHER statutory service:
Neither agree or disagree
Why do you think this?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:

Having experienced the police’s idea of support I can assure you more training is urgently needed.
Do you think that these services can do more to support victims of conversion therapy?
Yes
If yes, what more do you think they could do?
Please explain the reasons for your answer:

Thorough training and better vetting of members to ensure they do not partake in bias against the LGBT+ community.

Economic appraisal
Do you have any evidence on the economic or financial costs or benefits of any of the proposals set out in the consultation?
No
If yes, please can you provide us with details of this evidence, including where possible, any references to publications?
Please write in:


Equalities impacts appraisal
There is a duty on public authorities to consider or think about how their policies or decisions affect people who are protected under the
Equality Act 2010. Do you have any evidence of the equalities impacts of any proposals set out in the consultation?

No
If yes, can you provide us with details of this evidence, including where possible, any references to publications?
Please write in:

Confidentiality
Would you like your response to be treated as confidential?
No

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34 years old and fed up of the state of UK politics.

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