‘Debasing’ conversion therapy still happening in Ireland ahead of ban

New study finds members of the LGBTI+ community are still being subjected to conversion therapies against their will

Roderic O’Gorman: Equality Minister said conversion therapy practices were ‘cruel processes, rooted in shame and stigma’. Picture:

“Debasing” conversion therapy is still taking place in Ireland, a new report has found, with many people subjected to the practice without consent.

A new study conducted by Trinity academics on behalf of the government has found that members of the LGBTI+ community are still having to participate in therapy based on “conversion ideology”, which has been shown to have significantly harmful consequences.

The report “confirms the harm that is inflicted on those who experience ...