Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
LGBT+ activists, urges Liz Truss, the minister for women and equalities, to "introduce a truly effective ban on 'conversion therapy'".The charity Stonewall defines "conversion therapy", sometimes known as "cure therapy", as practices which aim "to change a person's sexual orientation or to suppress a person's gender identity".These practices are often based on the assumption that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or any other part of the LGBT+ community, is a mental illness that can be cured."Let's end it now," the letter says."Let's finish what was pledged two years ago and ban 'conversion therapy' for all lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and gender diverse people, of all ages."Until you do, torture will continue to take place on British..