A gay man who went through months of electric shock "therapy" in a university psychology department 50 years ago has demanded an apology. Chris - not his real name - went to his GP for advice in the s, when he became aware of his sexuality in his mids. The doctor said he knew someone who could "cure" him. He was referred to a clinical psychologist at the University of Birmingham. Believing it would help, Chris underwent the painful and distressing sessions many times a week for several months.
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It's clear people want gay conversion "therapy" banned now, the Green Party says, after members handed over a petition with over , signatures to parliament today. Green Party members and supports rally in support of a ban on gay conversion therapy. Photo: Meriana Johnsen. Gay conversion "therapy" typically involves attempts by religious groups to change a person's sexual or gender orientation. Yesterday, Justice Minister Kris Faafoi announced the government would introduce a law to ban the practice half way through this year, with the view to passing it before February next year. Banning the practice was part of the Government's Manifesto, but Green Party spokersperson for Rainbow Communities, Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, said it wasn't happening soon enough, and started the petition to put the pressure on. On the steps of parliament today, flanked by survivors of conversion therapy, Kerekere welcomed the commitment to ending conversion therapy by the government.
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He plugged in his headphones, clicked on an X-rated video and took a deep breath. It was around 3am, in the summer of , and relentless fears of homosexuality had tormented him since the start of the year. It felt like everything I thought I knew about myself was falling apart. It didn't make any sense.
More than religious leaders from around the world are calling for a ban on conversion therapy - the attempt to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The signatories to the declaration represent all the world's major faiths and many are known LGBT advocates. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeated a promise to ban conversion therapy, saying in July that the practice was "absolutely abhorrent" and "has no place in this country". The government has yet to publish details of the ban but said it had commissioned research and would outline its plans "in due course". The term "conversion therapy" refers to any form of treatment or psychotherapy which aims to change a person's sexual orientation or to suppress a person's gender identity.