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The requirement: Prohibit conversion therapy of LGBTQ people – News (Ekot)

“It’s madness,” says Social Democrat Fredrik Lundh Sammeli.

Listen: Demands from S-members: prohibit conversion therapy of young LGBTQ people

  • Now the political pressure is increasing for Sweden to criminalize so-called conversion therapy, which aims for young LGBTQ people to change their sexual orientation.

  • “It is madness, and a phenomenon that is also condemned around the world,” says Fredrik Lundh Sammeli (S), chairman of the Riksdag’s Justice Committee.

  • The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society Affairs is currently mapping how common it is for young LGBTQ people to be subjected to various kinds of pressure or coercion to hide their sexuality or gender identity.

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