More than 370 figures from major world religions have signed the declaration, which also calls for an end to violence and the criminalization of LGBT + people, according to a press release released on Wednesday.
Statement marks launch of Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT + Lives, supported by key figures from 35 countries, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland David Rosen and former President of Ireland Mary McAleese.
So-called conversion therapies, also known as restorative treatments, are based on the assumption that sexual orientation can be changed or ‘cured’ – an idea discredited by major medical associations in the UK, United States. -United and elsewhere.
However, they remain legal in many countries, including the UK, despite the country’s current government commitment to end the practice.