November 17, 2020
Thanks to feinmann!
“More than sixty Members of the European Parliament have signed a letter to three European Commissioners, demanding a Europe-wide ban on so-called “conversion therapy” practices.
According to a report presented to the UN Human Rights Council in June, “conversion therapy” is an umbrella term to describe interventions of a wide-ranging nature, all of which have in common the belief that a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI) can and should be changed.
The report says that young people are disproportionally subjected to practices of “conversion therapy,” with a recent global survey suggesting that 4 out of 5 persons subjected to them were 24 years of age or younger at the time and, of those, roughly half were under 18 years of age. “They constitute a highly discriminatory practice that violates the human rights of LGBT persons and which causes severe physical and psychological suffering to its victims.”
COMMENT from SUBMITTER:
No mention of minor attracted individuals as far as I can see. The EU is still free to discriminate and abuse members of this group whichever way they wish therefore?
How would a ban on conversion therapy affect Psychiatry consultancies and agencies such as Prevention Project Dunkenfeld in Germany, when treating minor-attracted people across Europe I wonder?”
It would be appropriate if we got recognized equally…We should be recognized equally.
If they are at all sincere in caring about what constitutes “a highly discriminatory practice that violates the human rights of LGBT persons and which causes severe physical and psychological suffering to its victims”…then they should also protect MAPs this way…because it is no different for us, in it’s negative effects.