Ecuador Expat Forum - Ecuador on Lesbians

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divehavn
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12/8/2011 21:12    
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well - this ought to be a good thread


Stop the rape and torture of lesbians in Ecuador.

It's shocking that this is happening in 2011: At 207 "clinics" across Ecuador, lesbians are held captive, raped, tortured, starved and beaten in an attempt to make them straight.1

But far from being clandestine, this systematic brutalization of women happens in plain sight, with the tacit approval of the government of Ecuador.

Speak out to stop this unconscionable treatment of innocent women.

The government of Ecuador has made some important progressive gains in recent years -- in fact, the country recently adopted a new constitution that includes explicit protections for people based on sexual orientation. With such a progressive constitution when it comes to protections for its gay and lesbian citizens, international pressure could help prioritize this issue for the government of Ecuador and help shut down these so-called "clinics."

The Ecuadoran government already knows that these clinics exist and is sensitive to international public pressure -- it already shut down a small handful of clinics and invited survivors to come forward in response to public outrage when the international press first learned of the existence of these clinics.

But there are still over 200 clinics actively brutalizing lesbians in Ecuador. And we have to keep the pressure on the Ecuadoran government until it closes every single clinic that continues to facilitate the torture and rape of women.

Tell Ecuadoran Minister of Public Health Dr. David Chiriboga that the torture and rape of lesbians cannot continue. Demand that he investigate and shut down all remaining 207 ex-lesbian "clinics."

Paola Ziritti was one of the many women who were placed in one of the ex-lesbian programs. After learning Paola was raped and starved, her mother attempted to remove her from the program--but Paola's "doctors" wouldn't release her for over a year following her mother's appeal to bring her home.

The barbaric practice of holding women against their will and torturing them because of their sexual orientation has to stop. Put simply, there is no moral or medical justification for clinics that employ horrendous tactics in order to "cure" these women and turn them "back to normal."

The Ecuadoran Minister of Public Health has the ability to investigate and shut down the remaining 207 clinics.

He needs to know that the eyes of the international community are on Ecuador, and that we won't stop pressuring him until the government upholds the protections guaranteed in the Constitution and shuts down every one of the remaining clinics.

Tell Ecuadoran Minister of Public Health Dr. David Chiriboga that the torture and rape of lesbians cannot continue. Demand that he investigate and shut down all remaining 207 ex-lesbian "clinics."

1. Survivors of many of these clinics all report the same "treatment program" that includes rape, starvation, and handcuffing.
"Lesbians Escape From Ecuador's 'Ex-Gay' Torture Centers," The Advocate, 10-7-2011.

Courtesy of the Working Assets/CREDO website:
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/ecuador_torture/

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12/8/2011 22:00    
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I did not know that there were Southern Baptists in Ecuador.

DUNMOVN
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12/9/2011 05:01    
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Maybe Presidential candidate Michelle Bachman has a branch of their mission to change sexual orientation in Ecuador. There are wackos everywhere.

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12/9/2011 09:02    
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Wow! After reading this horrific story about the satanic treatment of lesbians, the first thing that comes to the mind of the first 2 responders is to make a joke about the rape and torture of human beings.

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12/9/2011 09:13    
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I am not sure where that story got started, but I am in Quito and the owner of the hotel, who is American says it's all a pile of crap.

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12/9/2011 13:19    
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I signed the petition at Credo. If you are concerned and want to do something to help and not just talk about it then sign the petition and be proactive.

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12/9/2011 15:55    
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It is not a "pile of crap" at all.

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12/9/2011 18:23    
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No it´s not. It`s abhorant. I would like to see some more documentation on this. And I am surprised that more foreign media hasnt jumped on this.
I would like to hear more information on this.

DUNMOVN
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12/9/2011 18:36    
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The Advocate.com, which is the source is a gay tabloid

OceanHideaway
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12/9/2011 19:00    
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This is an entirely true and verified situation.

Just as the treatment for drug and alch. addicition is still in the dark ages.

Perhaps one of the brightest lights we can shine on this new world is the lesson of acceptance of our differences and strenght through our diversity that we Gringos grew up with?

International associtions such as AA and NA are changing the formerly accepted view of addicitionology; By shining the international light on this abuse of human rights and demonstrating our equality as humans on this Planet.

For more information see:

www.advocate.com/.../10/07/Lesbians_?Escape_From_Ecuadors... - Cached

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Ecuador

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/ecuador/0811028778.html

Susan
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12/9/2011 19:13    
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What do they do to male homosexuals?

Silverwater
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12/9/2011 21:57    
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I've read the articles but I'd like to see more. In my before-Ecuador life I was an anchor-reporter for one of the big three networks. As a journalist, I'd like to see interviews with government officials on how and why this is allowed to happen, more interviews with victims of these camps. Interviews with employees of these places. How does a woman end up there? What is the process? Do they claim sucess with these tactics? What do the "success stories" if any have to say about it? Have there been police calls made to these locations? Who oversees them? Public or private entities? I totally believe its happening. I am just disappointed that more attention hasn't been paid to it. And I can't believe that no media outlets either national or international haven't dug more deeply into it.

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12/10/2011 05:40    
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Being a male dominated society like all of Central and South America, men can get away with anything.

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12/10/2011 13:17    
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With all due respect again lets clear the air about women and lesbians in Ecuador. Lets talk about statistics because the proof is in the pudding... The report just came about micro lending in Ecuador for 2011. 80% percent of all new loans in Ecuador were loaned out to women.. Every Friday in Quito there is a 75 year old Lesbian that is my wifes friend that sits on a tomato crate with a large note book of loans across the street from the exact location were the President was shot at last year and collects from all the Dentists and doctors that borrow money from her to pay for there medical equipment.. She has a large group of lesbians that have butch haircuts and that go around collecting money for her... If your a lesbian and your thinking about visiting Quito there are 3 underground Teckno Discos for you here in the modern part of Quito... You are not welcome in Otavalo because the Indians think you are TABOO Just like the USA.... MISSISSIPPI is the same as Otavalo.. If you go to the 24 hour Tropi Burger down the street from the airport all the lesbians pick up others on that corner.. The code name is WIKI PEDIA.. The same with Guys coming here looking for 14 15 16 year old girls.. They go to MANGOS or CAFE ROHO across the street from the aiport and they have a back room full of young girls... code name is wiki pedia WELCOME TO ECUADOR.....

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12/10/2011 15:10    
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is there an ex pat glbt population?

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12/10/2011 16:18    
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@ Gary7

Same situation with homosexual males --

By the way, from this closet geek in Anconcito... I grok Gary7 ! Cool!

Susan

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