Ecuador To Close Religious ‘Gay Cure Clinics’

Lesbian Carina Vance Mafla has been appointed Ecuador’s new health minister and one of her first priorities is shutting down “lesbian cure” clinics. Mafla’s appointment is seen as a victory for petitions on and, which called for the closure of clinics offering the harmful and stigmatizing therapy. The minister also hopes to regulate the distribution of HIV treatment and put an end to LGBT discrimination in the nation’s health system.