Trans woman “stunned” at Government U-turn as LGBT+ conference cancelled

One trans woman who underwent what she describes as the “torture” of gender identity conversion therapy has spoken about her anger after the government decided not to ban the practice.

The government’s U-turn led to over one hundred groups withdrawing from the first ever international conference promoting LGBT+ rights, the “Free To Be Me” conference. The event has now been cancelled.

Among the groups that boycotted the conference were Yorkshire MESMAC. We spoke to their treasurer, Sue Pascoe, about her experience with conversion therapy, and the decision to withdraw from the conference.

Warning – viewers may find the details in this interview upsetting.

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