The Spanish Observatory against LGBTFOBIA (STOPLGBTFOBIA) has asked the Community of Madrid to sanction the Bishopric of Alcalá de Henares for "promoting aversion or conversion therapies" to modify the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person.
This request was made after the digital newspaper "eldiario.es" published the report of a journalist who came on March 21, as "a young man who wants to change his orientation", to a therapy session offered "for 'cure' homosexuality "at the Family Counseling Center Regina Familiae, belonging to the Diocese of Alcalá de Henares.
In addition, the Observatory has announced that it could denounce the Bishop of Alcalá, Juan Antonio Reig Plá, as promoter of hate speech and discrimination against homosexual persons, among others affected, and inform the Prosecutor specialized in hate crimes.
The Bishopric of Alcalá de Henares, which has refused to give courses aimed at curing homosexuality, is chaired by Reig Plá, whom the Observatory accuses of advocating hate and discrimination against homosexual persons on a continuous basis in recent years.
In the opinion of the Spanish Observatory against LGBTFOBIA, the celebration of this course constitutes "one more knock on the crusade of Reig Plá against the malign gender ideology" that, according to him, promotes the World Health Organization (WHO).
In addition, the Observatory regrets that the Justice has not yet ruled on the complaint filed three years ago against the bishops of Getafe and Alcalá for "lashing out" against the Law of Integral Protection against LGTBiphobia and Sexual Orientation and Identity Discrimination in the Madrid's community.
It has also called on civil society and political parties to condemn and denounce this repeated hate speech, which "encourages exclusion, discrimination and injustice."
The LGTBI collective includes lesbians, gays, transsexuals, bisexuals, intersex and queer.