Bev Craig, Co-chair LGBT Labour said:
"LGBT Labour is proud to see a Labour MP stand up in Westminster Hall today to call for so called 'gay-to-straight' conversion therapy to be banned. This sort of regressive 'treatment' serves only to alienate the most vulnerable leaving them confused, scared and with nowhere to go.
The current regulation of talking therapies does not offer adequate protection for LGBT people. This Government must take action to ensure that no one is harmed by unregulated therapists and counsellors.
Being gay or lesbian is not a disease to be treated, but part of who people are. We fully support the work Labour MPs such are Sandra Osborne and Geraint Davies are doing to raise this important issue."
Sandra Osborne MP will today lead a debate on conversion therapy in Westminster Hall. The debate can be watched here: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=14199