Jamie Wallis: Last News


I was raped by a man I met on Grindr

and was put on a course of PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) to protect myself against contracting HIV. PEP is a treatment that can stop an HIV infection after the virus has entered a person’s body. It must be taken within 72 hours of exposure.

All news where Jamie Wallis is mentioned

First openly trans MP accuses government of ‘breaking promise’ to LGBT people
ban on conversion therapy.Jamie Wallis, Conservative MP for Bridgend, came out in defence of trans rights this week, accusing Boris Johnson of ‘breaking his promise’ to LGBT+ people.The Welsh Backbencher was praised for his bravery last week after he revealed he is trans in a highly personal statement on Twitter. Following theTory U-turn on the conversion therapy ban, he said it is ‘wrong to exclude protections for a whole group of people’ from an ‘abhorrent’ practice.‘I hope the announcement that a separate piece of work will now be done on this issue will be done at speed,’ Mr Wallis added.‘If the CT (conversion therapy) ban passes through Parliament without any protections for the transgender community, it cannot be described as anything other than a broken promise.’His comments come as more than 100 charities, including Stonewall, plan to boycott the government’s first global LGBT+ conference over its stance on conversion therapy.It is now unclear if the ‘Safe To Be Me: Global Equality Conference’ in London will go ahead after the LGBT+ and HIV charities, along with major sponsors, pulled out just three months before the event.A government spokesperson said it was ‘disappointing’ to see partners quit the conference, which was set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first ever London Pride march.They added officials are still ‘considering how to proceed’.In a statement on Twitter yesterday, Stonewall said it will only participate if the prime minister reverts to his promise for a trans-inclusive ban on conversion therapy.‘This is a decision we take with a heavy heart,’ it said.
'We need to be more careful' when it comes to transgender conversion therapy, says health secretary
admitted on Monday it meant the conference due to be held in June and July was now in doubt.Now Sky News understands that the event is set to be cancelled.The conference would have coincided with the 50th anniversary of the capital's first official Pride marches.It was billed as the UK's first ever global LGBT conference when it was launched by senior ministers Liz Truss and Dominic Raab last year.Reacting to the event's cancellation, Conservative MP Dehenna Davison tweeted: "We had such a huge opportunity to prove the UK (and the Conservative Party) is a defender of freedom."As a Conservative member of the LGBT+ community, it is so wrong it has come to this."The decision to not ban transgender conversion therapy prompted the UK's LBGT+ business champion Iain Anderson to resign, saying it was "profoundly shocking".A government spokesperson repeated the position from Monday that it was "considering how to proceed" over the conference.Earlier this week, A Tory MP announced he is trans in a highly personal Twitter post.Jamie Wallis, MP for Bridgend, said he had been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, adding: "I've felt this way since I was a very young child."Mr Wallis also rallied against ministers' plans to limit a ban on conversion therapy for gay people.Posting on Twitter, he said it was "wrong to exclude protections for a whole group of people from a practice described as 'abhorrent'".A national LGBT survey done by the government in 2017 suggested that 5% of LGBT people have been offered conversion, and 2% have undergone the therapy.These figures were higher among trans people, with 8% saying they had been offered the therapy, and 4% reporting having undergone it.