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Bill banning conversion practices will only fully cover under-18s, No 10 says

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The government’s proposed ban on conversion practices intended to change people’s sexuality will in fact only fully cover under-18s, Downing Street has confirmed, saying it had to “strike the right balance” on outlawi...

Johnson’s LGBT adviser ‘dismayed’ at failure to ban trans conversion practices

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The prime minister’s LGBT adviser has said he is “dismayed” by the decision not to include transgender people in a ban on conversion practices, while describing the cancellation of the government’s equality conference...

LGBTQ+ conference cancelled over conversion practices furore

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The government’s flagship LGBTQ+ conference has been cancelled after falling into disarray, with more organisations pulling out and a key government adviser quitting after accusing ministers of waging a “woke war”. Ia...

LGBT groups quit UK conference over failure to ban trans conversion practices

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More than 80 LGBT and HIV charities, including Stonewall and the Terrence Higgins Trust, are to boycott the UK government’s first global LGBT conference, in response to the decision to exclude trans people from a ban ...

Conversion practices U-turns ‘set Tories back 25 years’ with LGBT+ community

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The LGBT+ community has lost trust in the government following the debacle over a ban on so-called conversion practices, with many seeing the exclusion of trans people as a hostile act, according to a leading campaign...

As a lesbian woman, I was subjected to conversion practices. We must protect trans people against this abuse

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Last night, No 10 backed down on its plans to scrap its long-promised ban on “conversion practice” for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, but crucially it has chosen to leave trans people unprotected. As someone who un...

Boris Johnson ditches plans for ban on LGBT conversion practices

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Boris Johnson has ditched plans for a legal ban on conversion practices despite repeated promises for such a move, Downing Street has confirmed. The government announced the change of policy after it emerged in a leak...

But I’m a Cheerleader review – a comic take on gay-conversion practices

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The US high school musical has become something of a phenomenon and this one has many of the elements you might expect. A sexual awakening? Check. Cheerleaders? Check. A boy-meets-girl romance? Well, not exactly. Adap...

Brian Flores back in NFL with Steelers amid suit alleging racist hiring practices

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Brian Flores is back in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers hired the former Miami Dolphins coach on Saturday, as a senior defensive assistant specializing in working with linebackers including the NFL Defensive Player o...

New Zealand bans conversion practices in vote hailed as ‘win for humanity’

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New Zealand has banned conversion practices, with near unanimity, after all but eight National party members voted in favour of the law. Conversion “therapy” refers to the practice, often by religious groups, of tryin...

US healthcare giant’s takeover of GP practices lands in high court

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A dispute about the takeover of one of the UK’s biggest GP practice operators by the US healthcare giant Centene Corporation has reached the high court, in a case that could overturn approval for a deal condemned by c...

Activists warn against loophole in UK ban on conversion practices

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Campaigners are urging ministers to ensure any forthcoming UK-wide ban on conversion practices does not contain a loophole allowing those who received “informed consent” from their victims to evade justice. Critics of...

Seattle’s cement workers strike over low wages and unfair labor practices

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“Every day is different,” said Tim Davis, a concrete mixer truck driver in the Seattle, Washington, area. The work Davis and his coworkers do on a daily basis provides the foundation for every big construction and inf...

Rust assistant director urges industry to ‘re-evaluate practices’ after death on set

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The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin a gun believed to contain a live bullet made his first comments on Monday about the movie set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month. Dave Halls,...

New Zealand bill to ban LGBTQ conversion practices receives record 100,000 submissions

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More than 100,000 people have sent in submissions on New Zealand’s plan to ban LGBTQ conversion practices – more than have ever been made on a piece of legislation. “We’ve already made history with this movement and w...

It is time for New Zealand to end gay conversion practices

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New Zealand’s National party promised grassroots activists that they would vote in favour of banning conversion practices, but last month they were the only party to vote against a bill doing just that. We, the queer...

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