Sonder Radio … Petition to make LGBT conversion therapy illegal


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Sonder Radio has two amazing opportunities starting in November 2020.

Beginning on the 23 November (with a taster session on the 19 November), Sonder Radio is running a two week online radio making course via Zoom.

During the course, those attending will learn new creative digital skills, develop confidence, make new friends, build skills for employment and even plan and broadcast their very own live show as a group.

There will be additional support / well being sessions and opportunities for volunteering following these dates.

Those interested can reserve their free place now by getting in touch via email or by phone.


In early November, Sonder Radio are bringing back their BuddyLine programme. BuddyLine is a series of intergenerational telephone conversations between people from the Sonder Radio Community of over 50s and the Reform Radio Community of under 28s.

Taking advantage of the technology available to them, the conversations will be recorded from each of the participant’s homes during isolation.

Through these honest conversations, the listeners enter into an intimate and genuine meeting between two people who would not otherwise interact in everyday society.

Sonder Radio will match people with stories that will enlighten both the listeners and each other, and demonstrate that isolation does not have to be isolating, and can create long-lasting friendships.


Petition to make LGBT conversion therapy illegal in the UK

A petition to make LGBT conversion therapy illegal has attracted 256,390 signatures and will be considered for a debate in Parliament.

The petition stated:

“I would like the Government to:
• make running conversion therapy in the UK a criminal offence
• forcing people to attend said conversion therapies a criminal offence
• sending people abroad in order to try to convert them a criminal offence
• protect individuals from conversion therapy.

Despite all major counselling and psychotherapy bodies in the UK, including the NHS, condemning LGBT conversion therapy, it is still legal and LGBT individuals in the UK are still exposed to this psychological and emotional abuse to this day. The very thought of this sickens me, and I would like to see it stopped one day.”

The petition was closed on 13 September 2020.

See attached correspondence from Catherine McKinnell MP and Elliot Colburn MP with Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Minister for Women and Equalities.



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