To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate she has made of the number of LGBTQ+ people being given conversion therapy in 2020 in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
22 June 2020
According to the Government’s 2017 National LGBT Survey which surveyed over 100,000 LGBT people across the UK, 2% of respondents said they had undergone conversion therapy, and a further 5% of respondents said they had been offered it.
The Government takes this issue very seriously and fundamentally disagrees with any attempt to forcibly change someone’s sexuality. I am working with colleagues across Government on this issue, and we will outline plans to end its practice in due course.