Conversion Therapy: Fighting for a Ban (In-Person)

  • Event Start: 21st May 2021, 8:00pm
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Conversion therapy, also known as LGBTQ+ ‘cure’ therapy is legal and unregulated in the UK and was
funded by the NHS until 2015. Over the last four years, since our Librarian, Molly Mantle, started a
petition to ban the practice, the public have demanded a ban from the Government, but they have yet to
implement one. This panel brings together some of the key campaigners who have fought for a ban, to

reflect on their work so far and what still needs to be done.

 

Speakers:

Jayne Ozanne Jayne Ozanne campaigns for gay equality within the Church of
England and wider community, having come out as gay in 2015.
In 2017, she led a debate on the dangers of Conversion Therapy,
and, most recently, resigned from the government’s LGBT Advisory
Panel, calling for a ban.

Jeremy Marks Jeremy Marks is the founder of Courage, which started as an
‘ex-gay’ ministry. However, 12 years after its foundation, Jeremy
startled the evangelical Christian world by publicly repudiating
the ex-gay approach, proclaiming that it did more harm than
good, and unequivocally embracing a new approach that is
fundamentally gay-affirming.

Bisi Alimi Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian gay rights activist and HIV/LGBT advocate
who gained international attention when he became the first
Nigerian to come out on television. He is the co-founder of the
Kaleidoscope Trust, The Raibow Intersection and Executive Director
of the Bisi Alimi Foundation and works tirelessly to advocate for
the rights of LGBTQ+ people.

 

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