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Ecuador’s new lesbian health minister to close ‘gay cure clinics’

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  1. Fabulous news …

    Congratulations to Carina Vance Mafla on her appointment. Its great to hear she plpans to take robust action against gay cure clinics …

    I wish her well with the difficulties she faces in resovling the complex difficulties with the Ecuadorian health system …

  2. Jock S. Trap 24 Jan 2012, 2:24pm

    Quite right too. Time for these dangerous, damaging and discriminating centres to be closed all over the world and let people be who they were born to be.

  3. Monty Crisco 24 Jan 2012, 2:47pm

    “Clinics” based on superstition rather than science, of course they should not be able to peddle their poison, not doubt charging the gullible big bucks too. It’s plain fraud.

  4. jamestoronto 24 Jan 2012, 3:37pm

    Double kudos for Ecuador. One for the appointment of an openly gay person as a Minister in the cabinet; a second one for this minister’s bold and quick action in shutting down these “clinics.” Ecuador is progressing in the legislative field at an excellent pace.

  5. Thank God, this is the best news I have heard about this. Now we all need to fight to shut down all of these Christian and psychiatry torture camps called “gay cure clinics”, and they need to arrest the criminal people who operate them and bring them to court and prison. Let Ecuador set and be the example for sanity in this matter and show and tell the world that if they are smart and tough enough to stop the “gay cure” madness then they can be too. Thank you Carina Vance Mafla and God Bless you for you shall be a Saint for your actions because you will save the lives of countless LGBT people. Viva Carina!

  6. Latin America always brings positive surprises. They are, outside Europe, the most progressive region for LGBT rights, despite their Catholic populations.

    With marriage in Argentina and parts of Mexico, and excellent legislation in Uruguay, Brazil and even Colombia, always good to hear the positive developments from the area.

  7. Great news! Politicians, the ECHR and EU members please note this fine example.

  8. Good news. Another step in the right direction

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