Greece Becomes Last European Country to Ban “Conversion Therapy”
Greece has become the latest country to ban so-called "conversion therapy."
Also known as "reparative therapy," this practice is a false treatment that tries to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. In reality it has been widely condemned by medical and mental health organizations.
The new law, which was approved by the Greek lawmakers, prohibits psychologists and other health professionals from practicing "conversion therapy" without the explicit consent of the person concerned.
There is a growing movement to ban these dangerous and discredited practices, and Greece's decision to do so is a welcome step forward. With this law in place, Greece is sending a strong message that LGBTQ+ people should be respected and accepted for who they are.
As you have read, LGBTQ people in Greece still lack many basic rights. If you would like to learn more about the situation for LGBTQ people in other countries, please read our article on LGBTQ rights in Hungary.