Greater Manchester Equality Panel Launches with a commitment to end conversion therapy across the city region
Published: 17 May 2022 Tags: By LGBT Foundation
GM LGBTQ+ EQUALITY PANEL LAUNCHES TODAY WITH A COMMITMENT TO END CONVERSION THERAPY ACROSS GREATER MANCHESTER FOR ALL LGBTQ+ PEOPLE
The Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Equality Panel officially launches today on the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, with a promise to make the region better and safer for all LGBTQ+ communities by committing to free the city-region of so-called “conversion therapy”.
“Conversion therapy” is a practice where an individual or organisation seeks an intervention with a predetermined outcome to change, cure or suppress the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person. This powerful commitment to end this practice has been made on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority and supported by many Greater Manchester-based organisations, local authorities and charities.
Read the full pledge in the attached document or online here
Created by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham as one of a series of panels formed as part of the Mayor’s commitment to diversity and ending inequality, the LGBTQ+ Equality Panel are a group of dedicated volunteers working with LGBT Foundation, Carl Austin-Behan and the Mayor to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ residents of Greater Manchester.
The Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Equality Panel believe that people and communities are our strongest voice for change. Through policy and research the panel will change lives and through practice and example make Greater Manchester a respectful and safe place to live.
For more information about the Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Equality Panel visit: https://lgbt.foundation/gmpanel