Ecuador Closes Gay and Lesbian "Conversion" Centres

LGBT campaigners in Ecuador and beyond are celebrating a volte-face by President Rafael Correa, in which he closed down the state’s notorious anti-gay ‘reparative’ centres and made a well-known lesbian campaigner the new minister for Health.
Following a world-wide campaign by human rights groups, the reparative therapy centres throughout the South American nation have become infamous for their use of mental and physical abuse. You can read about them here. Following a vigorous campaign and petition by All OUT (here), Correa closed the ‘gay cure centres’ and installed Carina Vance – who as a feminist lesbian human rights campaigner has worked to have the centres closed for many years – as his new Minister for Health