The following is an edited version of the statement issued by the British Psychological Society on 15th January 2013:
“[We] oppose any psychological, psychotherapeutic or counselling treatments or interventions…that view same-sex orientations…as diagnosable illnesses.
We believe that people of same.sex sexual orientations should be regarded as equal members of society with the same rights and responsibilities.
This includes freedom from harassment or discrimination in any sphere and a right to protection from therapies that are potentially damaging, particularly those that purport to change or ‘convert’ sexual orientation.
We believe that people of all genders and identities should be regarded as equal members of society and protected from potentially damaging therapies and pathologising.”
THERE IS NOT A SINGLE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IN THE UK THAT SUPPORTS CONVERSION THERAPY. VULNERABLE PEOPLE MUST BE PROTECTED FROM THIS DANGEROUS QUACK.