China: Gay ‘cure’ clinic sued by activists in landmark move 4
11:58 AM — Campaigners in China have taken a clinic to court over its backing of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
24th July 2014
I was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970s to ‘cure’ my sexual orientation 17
2:56 PM — A Birmingham man has spoken of his deep regret at undergoing gay ‘cure’ therapy on the NHS in the 1970s.
6th June 2014
UKIP MEP Diane James: Many voters will share Roger Helmer’s anti-gay views 52
4:04 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has dismissed criticism of fellow UKIP MEP Roger Helmer’s views about homosexuality.
2nd June 2014
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer slams The Mail over ‘lies’ about his views on gay ‘cures’ 47
12:54 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has hit back at the publication of an interview featuring comments about homosexuality, saying it is “packed with deliberate and defamatory lies”.
20th May 2014
Scots TUC supports Labour MP’s campaign to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 3
3:37 PM — A campaign by Labour MP Geraint Davies to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy has received a boost after the Scottish Trade Union Congress endorsed the MP’s bill.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
7th April 2014
Labour MP Geraint Davies: Only regulation can stop gay conversion therapy 13
1:43 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies says only statutory regulation can prevent therapists from trying to 'cure' LGBT people in England and Wales.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
4th April 2014
Labour MP: Ministers are ignoring the problem of gay conversion therapy 8
6:19 PM — The government rules out the statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to guard against gay-to-straight conversion therapy, leading to criticism from Labour.
1st April 2014
MPs demand Health Minister tightens up safeguards against gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
6:52 PM — A cross-party group of 15 MPs have sent a joint letter to Health Minister Norman Lamb calling on him to do more to address the problem of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
21st March 2014
Dr Christian Jessen dismisses Telegraph criticism of his Channel 4 gay ‘cures’ documentary 57
2:32 PM — Doctor Christian Jessen has dismissed criticism from The Daily Telegraph’s Neil Midgley of his Channel 4 documentary on gay ‘cures’.
28th February 2014
UK Council for Psychotherapy: Gay conversion therapy is harmful and constitutes abuse 7
5:49 PM — Stonewall and the UK Council for Psychotherapy have released a joint statement against gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
14th January 2014
Labour MP: Government wrong to say banning gay ‘cure’ therapy could affect pro-gay counselling 10
4:06 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has criticised Health Minister Daniel Poulter for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists - the Minister claims it would have "unintended consequences" for counsellors who are supporting gay people.
10th January 2014
Anglican Mainstream: God would be opposed to banning gay conversion therapy 80
1:41 PM — A bill aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy has been denounced by the social conservative Christian group Anglican Mainstream as a “threat” to Christians.
2nd December 2013
Gay ‘cure’ conference to be staged in London 28
7:17 PM — Two Christian groups which supports the ‘ex-gay movement’ are due to hold a conference in London next month advocating gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
27th November 2013
World’s most senior psychiatrist comes out and says profession should apologise to gay people 10
3:21 PM — The new head of the World Psychiatric Association, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, has come out as gay in an interview and says his profession should apologise for the way it has treated gay people and women.
21st November 2013
Comment: The government is wrong not to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 22
3:22 PM — Labour MP Sandra Osborne has criticised Health Minister Norman Lamb for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to prevent them from being able to provide gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
20th November 2013
UK Government rules out banning therapists from providing gay ‘cures’ on cost grounds 18
6:28 PM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has told MPs that gay-to-straight conversion therapy is “utterly abhorrent” but that the government remains opposed to the statutory regulation of psychotherapists on the grounds of cost.
13th November 2013
UK Parliament to debate gay ‘cure’ therapies next week 29
6:36 PM — A Westminster Hall Debate in the House of Commons on gay conversion therapy will take place on Wednesday 20 November, it has been announced.
28th August 2013
Exclusive: Total Politics apologises for running ‘gay cure’ Core Issues Trust advert 30
10:54 AM — The publisher of Total Politics magazine has apologised for running an advert advocating gay conversion therapy by Core Issues Trust.