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TAKE ACTION

LGBTQIA+ RIGHTS - TAKE ACTION 

CONVERSION THERAPY 

The UK government has pledged to ban conversion therapy since 2018 but haven't taken any action to actually do so. According to a Stonewall report, 5% of the LGBT population in the UK "have been pressured to access services to question or change their sexual orientation when accessing healthcare services". Take action to make it illegal in the UK.

GENDER RECOGNITION ACT

Founded in 2004, the Gender Recognition Act is the legislation that determines a

 

transgender persons right to transition in the UK. The government had

announced a reform of the GRA to make transitioning easier yet following an

inquiry, no action was taken despite 56% of the British public being in favour of a

 

trans person's right to self identify. Take action to see the GRA reformed. 

TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE

According to the NHS, referrals to gender clinics treating trans adults

 

increased by 240% in five years yet government funding for supporting

 

these clinics has stagnated. As a result, young people wait up to 18 months

for an initial appointment and adults up to 4 years. These delays have

 

driven many to self medicate unlicensed hormones and some even to

 

suicide. Pressure the government to take action. 

INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS

There are 72 jurisdictions around the world that still criminalise private,

 

consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex and 11 that

 

impose the death penalty. The rights of LGBTQ+ people are being rolled

 

back in many countries across the world. Take action here to aid the

 

international community.