ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

Efforts to Ban Conversion Therapy Gain Traction Around the World

12/29/2022 | South Florida Gay News

Efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy gained significant traction around the world in 2022. Only four countries at the end of 2021 had explicit laws that banned the widely discredited practice. Numerous jurisdictions around the world in 2022 have enacted legislation or taken executive action. The Global Equality Caucus, an international network of lawmakers who have committed themselves to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, has driven many of these efforts. Global Equality Caucus Vice President Tamara Adrián, who is also the first openly transgender woman elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly, told Washington Blade that “any compulsive therapy to modify sexual orientation is contrary to human rights.

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