"We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice,
we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison (1943-1945)


27 October 2021

Statement to the Media: X-Out-Loud

In anticipation of the UK Government’s Consultation on “Conversion Therapy”, X-Out-Loud has delivered copies of 44 personal accounts of persons leaving LGBT identities, from 22 countries, to all politicians in both Westminster Houses, also to the devolved parliaments and assemblies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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14 May 2021

Statement to the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People Newspapers

The Sunday Mirror, and Sunday People have notified Core Issues Trust that they are to publish this weekend (Sunday 16 May 2021) an article intended to incriminate the Trust following the undercover activities of their reporter, Joe Willis. The Trust has issued this statement

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5 May 2021

Statement to Members of Local Assembly, Stormont from CIT and the IFTCC

CIT and the IFTCC have responded to MLA Doug Beattie's allegations that these organisations are associated with conducting "conversion therapies" associated with torture, inhumane or degrading treatment

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16 April 2021

Statement on the Ban Conversion Therapy in Northern Ireland Coalition

Core Issues Trust urges the Stormont Assembly to recognise the flawed, and controversial basis of this motion and to consider the rights and freedoms of the former LGBT minority it targets. The motion is a fundamental denial of basic freedoms of speech, belief, conscience and association for all persons in Northern Ireland. An assembly that supports such a motion has lost sight of the people it serves.

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13 April 2021

IFTCC on 'Conversion Therapy and You'

The IFTCC has announced a series of 6 episodes examining therapy bans in a range of countries. The series is led by Dr Mike Davidson (UK) and Dr Laura Haynes (US) and features participants from various countries across the world. Series 1 begins Thursday 15th April 2021 at 7.00 pm or 8.00 pm CEST

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11 March 2021

Therapy bans and the claimed 'hostile environment'

A Joint Statement from Core Issues Trust and The International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice. We live in a world of diverse ideologies and cultural practices. Banning and criminalising will not eliminate poor therapy. We call on the Government to ensure that in future its LGBT advisors are representative of different ideological, religious, non-religious and cultural perspectives rather than becoming a monoculture that leads to dogma and viewpoint discrimination.

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