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More than 100 groups quit government’s LGBTQ+ conference over ‘conversion therapy’ ban backtrack

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The government’s first LGBTQ+ conference is facing a mass boycott over its U-turn on banning ‘conversion therapy’ in the UK.

On 31 March, a leaked document seen by ITV News confirmed that the UK government was no longer planning to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’ despite promising to do so since 2018.

However, mere hours after the news broke, the government made a U-turn on its decision in the wake of public outcry at it – including from fellow Conservative politicians.

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