Boris Johnson is losing his anti-trans ‘culture war’ on all fronts

The majority of Brits want a conversion therapy ban that also includes protections for the trans community, according to an extensive YouGov poll. 

The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Times, of more than 1,800 adults in Great Britain, found there is overwhelming support across age groups, genders, geographical locations and political affiliations for legislation that would ban conversion therapy for both sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Overall, two-thirds (65 per cent) of Brits surveyed thought that conversion therapy aimed to change an individual’s sexual orientation should be banned. A similar number (62 per cent) also believed that similar practices seeking to change a person’s gender identity should be banned. 

Only 14 per cent said they believed conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people should not be banned, while 15 per cent did not want to bring forward similar legislation to protect the trans community. 

Over a fifth remained unsure about bringing forward legislation banning conversion therapy aimed at a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity (22 per cent and 23 per cent respectively). 

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