Vowing to "eradicate the abhorrent practice," the British government says it will ban gay conversion therapy. It's part of a $6 million (4.5 million BGP) initiative to make British society more "inclusive" for LGBT people.
The government also released the results of a survey of 108,000 LGBT people, which found that 5 percent had been offered conversion therapies.
The survey also found that LGBT people said they experience prejudice daily, with more than two in three saying they avoid holding hands with a same-sex partner in public for fear of a negative reaction.
Prime Minister Theresa May said, "no one should ever have to hide who they are or who they love."
The government's 75 point plan includes the appointment of a national LGBT health adviser to improve care for the community.
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