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Ecuador shocked by inhumane practices at gay conversion clinics

Ecuadorean activists protest against homophobia and sexual discrimination in Quito on May 17, 2005. The country of 15.8 million people has at least 80 unlicensed drug and alcohol rehab clinics, many that are also used for anti-gay conversion therapy, Health Minister Carina Vance, who is openly gay, said, adding that the country is cracking down on such practices.

France 24
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July 29, 2013
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Russian LGBT Activists: Boycott of All Things Russian, Olympics

Russia's Queer Nation today issued a press release which claims gay and lesbian activists in Russia support the recent dumping of Russian vodka. According to a statement included in the group's release, those activists also support taking things a step further: boycott all Russian products - including the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Towleroad
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July 29, 2013
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