Why the ban on conversion therapy must include trans people
Nancy Kelley |
• October 2022
NOTE FROM TED: TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf Conversion practices are still a reality for many in the LGBTQ+ community. In the UK, around 5% of LGBTQ+ people have been pushed to engage with a conversion practitioner with trans people twice as likely to be forced into or be harmed by conversion practices. Yet the proposed ban by the UK government on conversion practices will exclude trans people. This is despite widespread support from leading medical bodies, inclusive Faith leaders, the LGBTQ+ voluntary sector and the general public to legalise a ban on conversion practices that includes trans people. In this powerful talk, CEO of Stonewall, Nancy Kelley shares why we must include trans people within any conversion bans and why we must protect the human rights of trans people.