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STOP GAYCURESIN CHINA

Signature Campaign

Tuesday 26 August 2014, by siawi3

Source: https://www.allout.org/en/actions/end-gay-cures-china?utm_source=platform&utm_medium=email&utm_content=english&utm_campaign=end-gay-cures-china&t=dXNlcmlkPTMyNjMxNzEsZW1haWxpZD0yNTQwMg==

STOP GAYCURESIN CHINA

TO: DR. MARGARET CHAN, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Make your voice heard now in China to:

Reaffirm that being gay is not a disease
Condemn gay ’cures’
Call on all countries to ban so-called ’conversion therapy’

I was electro-shocked at a gay ’cure’ centre in China. Doctors hypnotized me and said they would ’shock the gay’ out of me. Thousands of people all over China are suffering like I did.

In families like mine, being gay is still seen as something that can be cured, and scam clinics prey on that fear. Now, I want my friends, my family and everyone in China to understand that being gay is normal.

Dr. Margaret Chan is the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) – an influential international authority who’s from China. If we come together by the thousands we could get her to speak out against anti-gay ’cures’ – and help convince officials to finally ban them.

Will you sign my petition asking WHO Director Dr. Margaret Chan to speak up now and condemn gay ’cures’ in China?
https://www.allout.org/end-gay-cures-china

I’ve decided to go All Out and take the clinic to court. People are supporting me by staging brave public demonstrations showing how gay ’cure’ clinics are dangerous scams. But, there’s more we can do to build the momentum.

Imagine if we could deliver 50,000 signatures to Dr. Chan. Pressure from people all over the world could make her see how important it is to speak up against gay ’cures’. It would also send a message to Chinese society that being gay is normal.

Having the backing of an organization like the WHO could be a huge step towards banning these harmful ’cures’ for good in China and around the world. Join me in calling Dr. Chan to make her powerful voice heard now in China and condemn gay ’cures’:
https://www.allout.org/end-gay-cures-china

I’ve been so inspired by the work of All Out members fighting gay ’cures’ all over the world. You’ve gotten officials in Argentina, Ecuador and France to state that gay cures are dangerous. You’ve helped build the pressure to stop Brazil from legalising gay cures. You even helped pass a law in California that bans gay cures for young people.

Now, we can get the worldwide medical authority to join in busting the myth that being gay is a disease that can be cured once and for all. Help spread the word that being gay is NOT a disease. Sign now:

https://www.allout.org/end-gay-cures-china

Thanks for going All Out with me,

Xiao Zhen*
with the support of Queer Comrades, the Beijing LGBT Centre and the All Out Team.

P.S. After I experienced electro-shocks at a gay ’cure’ center in China, I decided to fight back. I need your help: if we can get the World Health Organization to speak up now and remind that being gay is not a disease, this could push the Chinese authorities to ban gay ’cures’ for good. Sign now: https://www.allout.org/end-gay-cures-china

*’Xiao Zhen’ is a pseudonym I’m using for my court case against the gay ’cure’ clinic.

SOURCES

China activists fight gay ’conversion therapy’ - BBC, 28 July 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28415380

China takes on landmark gay conversion case - Al Jazeera, 31 July 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/07/china-takes-landmark-gay-conversion-case-20147317537688553.html

Gay activists in China sue over electric shock therapy used to ’cure’ homosexuality - Washington Post 31 July 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/gay-activists-in-china-sue-over-electric-shock-therapy-used-to-cure-homosexuality/2014/07/31/cd155d5e-18a9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html

Lawsuit challenges alleged gay ’cure’ - China Daily, 1 August 2014
http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-08/01/content_18227927.htm

Clinic, Baidu on trial over gay ’conversion’ in landmark case - People Daily, 1 August 2014
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0801/c90882-8763863.html

Pan American Health Organization Condemns Ex-Gay Therapy - ThinkProgress 17 May 2012
http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/17/486344/ex-gay-condemnation/