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17 Jun 2022

Trans woman on ‘mental agony’ of conversion therapy ban exclusion

News Correspondent

A trans woman who survived so-called conversion therapy has told this programme that people will “take their own lives” as a result of the goverment’s decision to exclude transgender people in their plan to ban the controversial practice.

The decision has caused widespread condemnation from LGBTQ+ groups and human rights charities.

The government was forced to cancel their global conference on LGBTQ rights after more than 100 groups pulled out in protest.

The equalities office say it’s a complex issue and insist they want to be more “careful” with the legislation involving trans people.

This is Carolyn’s story.