Boris Johnson has announced he will end “repulsive” conversion therapy, as he apologised to three LGBT advisers who quit over a lack of progress.
The catalyst for the resignations was a debate in Parliament this week on gay conversion therapy, which drew attention to the Government’s failure to take action.
Mr Johnson said last year that he wanted to ban the controversial “therapy”, yet campaigners said that little action had been taken to do so.
However, the Prime Minister and Equalities Minister, Liz Truss, announced on Friday that a ban on the practice is imminent.
Conversion therapy attempts to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity.
Mr Johnson said he will end the “abhorrent” practice of conversion therapy and added he was sorry that three of the Government’s LGBT advisers had resigned while issuing damning criticism.
During a visit to Queen’s University Belfast, he said: “I think this practice is repulsive and I think it’s abhorrent, and I’m sorry these advisers have gone, but be in no doubt that we will deal with this issue.
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SOURCE: The Telegraph, Gabriella Swerling