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Response to BBC Radio Kent's Twitter Poll on conversion therapy

  • BBC Kent launch Twitter poll on conversion therapy

  • Poll asks followers 'Should gay conversion therapy be banned?'

  • Stonewall challenge 'shocking' and disappointing' move

Being gay, lesbian, bi or trans is not something that should be ‘cured’ or changed.

A Stonewall spokesperson said: ‘It’s shocking and deeply disappointing that the BBC launched a public poll asking if so called ‘conversion therapy’ is acceptable.

‘LGBT people aren’t ill. Being gay, lesbian, bi or trans is not something that should be ‘cured’ or changed.

‘This harmful and degrading practice has been condemned by major health organisations. 

'It’s unbelievable that the BBC think this is a suitable topic for discussion or believe it’s appropriate for an online opinion poll.’