Dean Joe Hawes announced as new Foundation Chair

DEAN OF ST EDSMUNDSBURY & IPSWICH, VERY REVD JOE HAWES, TO BECOME NEW CHAIR OF OZANNE FOUNDATION Very Revd Joe Hawes, the most senior out LGBT+ cleric on General Synod, is to take over as Chair of the Ozanne Foundation. Dean Joe follows the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, who will shortly be retiring as Bishop […]

Women & Equality Select Committee

Jayne Ozanne, Dr Ilias Trispiotis and Revd Dr Helen Hall gave evidence to the Women & Equality Select Committee on Wednesday 24th November 2021. Below are three snapshots where Jayne Ozanne gave evidence. You can view the whole session on the Parliament website.

Statement to Scottish Parliament

Conversion therapy – more accurately known as conversion practices, given that UK government research shows they occur mostly in religious settings and are definitely not therapeutic – constitutes at a minimum degrading treatment of an individual and can even, according to the UN, under certain circumstances amount to torture.  Based on discriminatory beliefs, they undermine […]

Government consultation to ban conversion therapies

Response to Launch of Government Consultation on Conversion Therapy On Friday 29 October 2021 the UK Government announced the consultation on how to make coercive conversion therapies illegal in the UK. Director, Jayne Ozanne has released a statement: “Whilst I welcome the launch of the goverrnment’s consultation on “conversion therapy”, and the fact that it […]

Consent & Conversion Practices

The Legal Forum who produced the Cooper Report have issued the following Note on the matter of “Consent” in relation to conversion practices, and why the UK government should not provide any form of exemption that allows for consent. Download the Legal Forum Note here. Jayne Ozanne, Director of Ozanne Foundation that commissioned the Cooper Report and […]