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UK's LGBT+ business champion quits over transgender conversion therapy row

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LGBT+ rights.Mr Anderson said trust and belief in the government's commitment to the LGBT+ community had been damaged after a series of U-turns on plans to introduce legislation to ban conversion therapy.Also called cure therapy or reparative therapy, conversion therapy refers to any form of treatment or psychotherapy that aims to change a person's sexual orientation or suppress a person's gender identity.'Conversion therapy is abhorrent'In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared on Twitter, Mr Anderson said it had been the honour of his life to serve as the UK's first LGBT+ business champion, but felt he had "no choice" but to resign."As a young gay man I lived through fear and oppression under the backdrop of Section 28," he wrote.

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