• Petitioned The Advertising Standards Authority

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The Advertising Standards Authority
Transport For London

Stop harmful religious ex gay therapy adverts on London buses.

    1. Blair Kelly
    2. Petition by

      Blair Kelly

      London, United Kingdom

As of Monday 16th April, 26 buses around London will carry adverts promoting "ex-gay" therapy thanks to religious group The Core Issues Trust. These adverts instill the idea of harmful "gay cure" therapies which have been discredited by The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the UK's largest professional body of psychotherapists.

Not only are these adverts detrimental to vulnerable young LGBT people, they also re-instill the idea to many that homophobia is still acceptable in Britain, an idea which leads to homophobic crime and violence. Please do not allow these adverts to be released and cause the damage and hatemongering they are intended to do.

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    1. TfL have pulled the adverts!

      Blair Kelly
      Petition Organizer

      Great news, TfL have decided to pull the adverts. They just shared the news on Twitter. Thanks to everyone who signed the petition - I'm going to close it now, but it's great to know so many people were ready to support it.

    2. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Heidi-Rose Calandra PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      This kind of thinking is so damaging - I nearly died because I believed it and ended up suicidal. These people should be IMPRISONED, NOT ADVERTISED!!

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    • jessica elliott CHICHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Not sure if this is an april fools or not but signing just incase there are such dodgy things happening!

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    • Robin Pritchard LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      absolutely outrageous in this day and age and in the supposedly forward thinking capital

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    • Brian Langston LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      It is Religion that causes the most harm - should be ex-religion therapy !

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    • Simon Edge LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      This ugly hate-mongering has no place on London buses. Shame on Transport for London for accepting the advertising.

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