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Terrifying Photos Recreate The Horrors Of Gay ‚Conversion Therapy‘ Centers

A new collection of photos is providing a striking ― and horrifying ― visual recreation of the barbaric practice of gay “conversion therapy” and the impact it has on its victims. 

Photographer Paola Paredes first learned of the “Clinicas de Deshomosexualizacion” in her home country of Ecuador four years ago from a friend. After completing a project called “Unveiled” that documented her own coming out process ― including filming herself with three cameras as she came out to her parents ― Paredes decided the focus of her next work would be on these gay “conversion therapy” clinics. 

Paredes told HuffPost that while these “conversion” therapy centers are illegal in Ecuador, they often operate covertly out of houses or addiction clinics for alcohol or drugs in remote Ecuadorian towns. 

In order to portray experiences of people who have been through these clinics, Paredes interviewed a number of survivors. She then used their stories and experiences ― as well as the acting lessons she undertook specifically for the series ― to recreate the horrors of these “conversion therapy” centers in this “Until You Change,” a collection of photos currently associated with an ongoing crowdfunding campaign aimed at bringing LGBTQ awareness and education to Ecuador.

”[This series] can actively help us take action,” Paredes told HuffPost. “We created this crowdfunding campaign hoping to take advantage of this momentum. We want to design an educational campaign that centers around teaching people about homosexually, LGBT rights, gender identity and human rights. We believe that only through building education and tolerance we can prevent the existence of this clinics. The funds will also go to psychological support for the victims.”

Check out more images from “Until You Change” throughout this article and learn more about the photographer’s relationship with the victims of these gay “conversion therapy” clinics and what she hopes the impact of this project will be by reading our interview with Paredes below..

HuffPost: What inspired the project?Paola Paredes: I heard about these clinics around four years ago ― one of my close friends told me about them. It affected me in a completely personal way [because] at that time I was not out to my parents yet. I thought that I could be locked up in one of these clinics. I was going through my own personal journey with my sexuality and it took me a while to comes to term with it. Hearing about these clinics lingered in my mind for years. I think deep down I knew I had to create something.

In 2014 I created my first body of work “Unveiled.” I sat my parents down for a conversation and told them I was gay in front of three cameras – a completely surreal and liberating experience. I was fortunate that my parents were completely accepting and that “Unveiled” turned into my first solid body of work that was published quite extensively online, and in a few exhibitions. From “Unveiled” I had a lot of gay men and women contact me around the world to thank me for sharing such an intimate moment with the world. They also shared with me their own anguish and positive coming out stories. It was there that I realized how powerful art can be.

Those letters gave me a sense of purpose. I understood I could use art to communicate important stories. It was around the time I finished “Unveiled” that I knew my next project would have to be about the clinics. I knew I was ready personally and artistically to take on that challenge. It was thanks to “Unveiled.”

This project is a sort of an extension to “Unveiled” as in terms of subject matter, and because I use myself as the protagonist again

How did you go about researching the project?I first started reading the articles that came out online when there was small media attention given to the clinics around 2011 and 2012. That gave me the first information that I needed. I then set out to find victims to talk to, which took a couple of months. I embarked on a six-month interview process with one of them. We had really in depth conversations.

After this was the planning process with the images, studying movies for the framing and composition of subjects. And lastly was the month process in Ecuador of scouting locations and rehearsals and planning with my actors.

After the images were made I embarked on an interview process where I met with activists and institutions that play a big role in the regulation of these clinics.

I want to clarify something that I think has been left out in other publications is that these clinics are illegal in Ecuador. The Ministry of Health is the organization that regulates these clinics. These clinics are really addiction clinics for alcohol and drugs. But since these people consider homosexuality a disease, they treat it as an addiction. The laws prohibit that these clinics treat homosexuals.

Because of the media attention in 2011-2012 the clinics have found ways to become more clandestine. They exist usually in remote towns in Ecuador ― in random houses. This has made it more difficult for the Ministry of Health to regulate these clinics.

What were a few of the most surprising or shocking things you learned while researching the project?[I think it would be] the entire interview process with the victim I spent six months with. Her testimony is heartbreaking ― listening to things she had to witness or be put through.

My interviews with activists were also quite shocking as I found out the inner workings of institutions here and how these clinics operate as mafias.

As a queer woman, what was going through your head as you acted out these scenes?It was hard [sighs]. In the beginning I struggled with making the images look realistic. I did early tests in the studio with friends and I tried to “act” like I was being kicked or hit. They came out looking incredibly fake. It was then that I realized I needed to work with actors and theatre directors and work drawing on true emotion. We held rehearsals with actors for weeks, and we all had real characters. Real people that I had learned of through my interviews inspired the characters.

We drew on some Stanislavski acting techniques. And the theatre director made me imagine I was really held in the clinic. The scenes you see were really acted out.

How and why did you decide to cast yourself in every photo?For a few reasons, it followed in terms of style to “Unveiled,” where I use myself in the images. “Until You Change” was always like a second chapter to “Unveiled.”

The other reason was that photographing the inside of these places is prohibited so I had to find another way to tell the story.

And most importantly, the victims asked to remain anonymous. So it was in order to protect their identity.

How did the women you interviewed finally escape these facilities? What are their lives like now?It varies. In many cases the victims have significant others that notice they have gone missing. The significant others usually have a suspicion that it might have been their family who has put them in a clinic. They then go to activist groups to report it and then the police. And it is the activist and police process of investigation that rescues them.

In some cases, they are let out on their own, or their parents take them out.

What’s next for you?Hopefully not using myself in any more photographic series [laughs]. I am hopeful this campaign will be successful. If it is, then my next few months will be spent in designing and creating the campaign. I think we could do a really good job!

I am also working on other independent projects centered around photographic archive and I teach at a university.

Terrifying Photos Recreate The Horrors Of Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Centers

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Clinic Run by Michele Bachmann’s Husband Hit With Violations

A clinic that was accused of pushing bogus „pray away the gay“ therapy — and is owned by former Rep. Michele Bachmann’s husband — was cited by Minnesota health inspectors for failing to properly keep patient records.

Inspectors going through the paperwork at the Counseling Care clinic in Lake Elmo found last month that “developmental condition” and other legally-required information was missing in the records they perused, a Minnesota Department of Human Services correction order dated March 20 states.

Marcus Bachmann said they were guilty of making “minor clerical errors.”

“We are taking the necessary steps to correct them,” he told NBC News in a telephone interview from Florida, where he said he and the former congresswoman “are on vacation.” “We were told that compared with other facilities reviewed we did very well.”

The Counseling Care clinics in Lake Elmo and Burnsville became an issue during Bachmann’s failed presidential bid in 2012 when her husband was accused of practicing “conversion therapy” — a widely-debunked method for turning gay people straight that critics lampooned as “pray the gay away.”

Marcus Bachmann’s clinics were also found to have taken $137,000 from Medicaid — a federal program the Republican congresswoman claimed was swelling “welfare rolls.”

In the telephone interview, Marcus Bachmann insisted again that they don’t offer gay reversal therapy.

“We never have and we have absolutely no intention to ever do that,” he told NBC News, adding that his operation would not be getting this much attention if his name wasn’t Bachmann. “There’s no question that this is intentional.”

State officials agreed that the citations aimed at Counseling Care “are common for clinics.”

“The clinic has 20 days to ask the DHS legal department to reconsider the order,” the agency said in a statement. “If the clinic does not request reconsideration, it has 30 days from the time of correction order issuance to correct the items. DHS has no reason to believe that the clinic will not comply.”

But this is not the first time that Marcus Bachmann’s outfit was caught violating state rules governing patient record keeping. It was cited for the same kind of violations in 2005 and 2009, the papers state.

Bachmann, who represented the Twin Cities suburbs from 2007 to 2015, is a Christian conservative who became well known for her opposition to same-sex marriage and her frequent appearances on cable TV news programs.

In 2011, a gay rights group called Truth Wins Out sent an activist named John Becker undercover into the Lake Elmo clinic and recorded a therapist quoting Bible verses and assuring him that homosexuality could be reversed.

Counseling Care makes no secret of its orientation and neither does Marcus Bachmann in a videotaped interview on its site.

„We are a Christian-based counseling agency,“ he said. „We are sincere people interested in a practical approach toward helping people that have goals in life of wanting to change their lives.“

The company employs 25 counselors who deal with family and grief therapy along with things likes pornography addiction, anger management and other issues.

Bachmann stressed that while they are primarily focused on patients interested in the „integration of faith“ in their counseling, they’re also open to people who aren’t.

Corky Siemaszko is a senior writer for NBC News Digital.

Clinic Run by Michele Bachmann's Husband Hit With Violations

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As general internists, we form partnerships with you with the goal of optimizing your health and quality of life. Our mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and personalized medical care, using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, to ensure the very best outcomes for you and your family.

Our primary care physicians specialize in maintaining long-term adult wellness. Additionally, there is an internal medicine team that treats pediatric patients.

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A survey of gay and bisexual men by Stonewall revealed that 1 in 3 men had never had an HIV test, and 1 in 4 had never been tested for any STI. 

Men who have sex with men (MSM) should have a check-up at least every 6 months at a sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic. This is important, as some STIs do not cause any symptoms.

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I hired this movie once, and when I got past the band aid on one of the privates in this V.D. clinic, not the cleanest of it’s type, I turned off. A couple of years later, I watched it again, and found this quite a funny pic, funnier than I thought it’d be in fact. The film in set in the life and day of a Sydney V.D clinic, where people coming in complaining of syphillus and gonorrhea runs high. We have a young disgruntled employee telling his case to the matron, losing his job, over a disreputable illness, where later on that day, something not so funny happens. Haywood of course is excellent as a gay and laid back doc, areal likable sort, plus we have a long list of stars, many who’ve disappeared off our screen, decades ago now. Simon Burke as a nervous student inturn on experience was indeed fun to watch, picking a not so good day, to observe, one homosexual patients, eyeing him. Burke too has problems of his own, one sexual, that’s causing him concern. We have an obscene phone caller calling Evison, hinting sexual suggestions where she dishes it back, plus one nutty patient, if you can call him that, a bomb hoax, plus a stoned nurse, plonked down in Haywood’s office, knitting, watching men drop their drawers. We also have one patient with crabs, who easily accepts an offer to be used as a photographic example, where he goes into a he man pose. There are laughs aplenty in this movie, which at times works well as a drama too. We have the ins and outs of some patients you won’t forget, in a movie you have to see, to realize just how funny it really is.

Health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men

Understand important health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men — from sexually transmitted infections to depression — and get tips for taking charge of your health.

All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns.

Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it’s important to understand common health issues for gay men and steps you can take to stay healthy.

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Zip Code is 30218 and Currently there are 1 clinics and Health/Urgent Care Locations in our database for Gay City.

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Urgent care Gay clinics are usually led by physicians. The much smaller category of retail clinics, which are stand-alone clinics located inside large retail stores or shopping malls, tend to be headed by nurse practitioners. The significantly higher price for an urgent care visit compared to a retail clinic visit is largely attributed to this difference in staffing

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Dustin P. Gay, MD, graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. Dr. Gay completed his orthopaedic residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Additionally, he finished a one-year clinical fellowship in adult reconstruction at Anderson Orthopedic Clinic in Alexandria, VA.

A board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Gay has published several medical research articles and he has presented in his subspecialty area of orthopaedic adult reconstruction, hip resurfacing and hip replacement. He has also served with the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Device Evaluations as an orthopaedic medical device reviewer. His clinical interest includes general orthopaedics, hand surgery, hip fractures, and total joint replacement including revision surgery of the hip and knee.

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Saturday Community Clinic

On the third Saturday of every month, GMHS in partnership with Gay Switchboard Ireland provide an asymptomatic clinic for MSM and the Trans community at Outhouse LGBT Community Centre (map) i.e. If you have no symptoms but would like a routine check-up on your sexual health.

This is a drop-in service. Places are limited and so patients are seen on a first-come-first-served basis. The clinic opens at 1:30pm and will close at 3pm or when all places have been filled.

You will have a full STI screen which includes a nurse-led blood test and throat swab and a self-taken rectal swab and urine sample.

As there is no doctor available at this outreach clinic, we cannot offer vaccinations or screening for those who present with symptoms. If you are in need of PEP please visit your local Emergency Department immediately.

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Gay Men’s Health Service (GMHS) Health Service Executive (HSE) Meath Primary Care Centre, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8. D08 HX97

Admin Above Address 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday. Email: 

The STI clinical services are for all gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.

The service is free, friendly and confidential. Please Note: this is a sexual health service only and we will refer clients on to other services for other health needs.

Foreign Language Interpretation Services are available book one day in advance. ISL Interpreters, please SMS at least one day in advance to book an interpreter. Wheelchair access is possible (from Haddington Rd) please SMS to arrange.

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Due to the current situation around COVID-19, we must reduce our services to high risk clients only. Currently, we are unable to offer routine screening, most STI testing or Test & Go services. Please contact your family practitioner or visit a walk-in clinic if you want testing or have symptoms. Please only call 613-234-4641 if:

The clinic will be closed December 24, 25, 28, 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021.

All appointments are available at 179 Clarence St only

To help with registration bring your valid Ontario Health Card or photo ID showing an Ontario address.  (What if I don’t have an Ontario Health Card or photo ID?)

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4 pm

To book an appointment please call our reception telephone line at 613-234-4641

Due to the current situation around COVID-19, the Gay ZONE clinic has temporarily moved to 179 Clarence St.  Please call 613-234-4641 to book an appointment.

Gay ZONE provides a wide range of programs and services for gay, bi, transmen and other men who have sex with men in the Ottawa area, including:

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Due to the current situation around COVID-19, we must reduce our services to high risk clients only. Currently, we are unable to offer routine screening, most STI testing or Test & Go services. Please contact your family practitioner or visit a walk-in clinic if you want testing or have symptoms. Please only call 613-234-4641 if:

Please note that these clinics are located within another medical clinic; please tell the receptionist that you are there for the Ottawa Public Health Youth Sexual Health Clinic. All services offered at the main Sexual Health Centre are available at the Youth Sexual Health Clinics, with the exception of IUD/IUS insertions, anonymous HIV testing and Point of Care (rapid) HIV testing. (Confidential HIV testing is available at the Youth Sexual Health Clinics).

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Please note: Due to high demand at our walk-in clinics, we may not be able to see everyone or provide you with a precise waiting time. 

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Due to the current situation around COVID-19, we must reduce our services to high risk clients only. Currently, we are unable to offer routine screening, most STI testing or Test & Go services. Please contact your family practitioner or visit a walk-in clinic if you want testing or have symptoms. Please only call 613-234-4641 if:

Drop-in services available to youth who are clients at the following locations.  To help with registration bring your valid Ontario Health Card or photo ID showing an Ontario address.  (What if I don’t have an Ontario Health Card or photo ID?)

100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8 Telephone: 613-580-6744613-580-96561-866-426-8885 Email Us

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Tackle depression

Gay men and men who have sex with men might be at higher risk of depression and anxiety.

If you’re reluctant to seek treatment, confide in a trusted friend or loved one. Sharing your feelings might be the first step toward getting treatment.

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Gay men are more likely to experience body image problems and eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa, than are their straight counterparts.

One potential explanation is that, as a result of growing up with images of slender and effeminate gay men or men with muscular bodies, some gay and bisexual men worry excessively about their weight.

If you’re struggling with body image concerns or an eating disorder, get help. Talk to your doctor or a mental health provider about treatment options.

Seek help for substance abuse

In the U.S., gay men are more likely to smoke than are heterosexual men and gay men are more likely to deal with alcoholism than is the general population.

If you have a substance abuse concern, remember that help is available. Local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health, mental health, or community centers often provide substance abuse treatment. Organizations such as the GLMA also might provide referrals.

Recognize domestic violence

Domestic violence can affect anyone in an intimate relationship. Gay men might be more likely to stay silent about this kind of violence due to fear of discrimination and a lack of facilities designed to accommodate them.

Staying in an abusive relationship might leave you depressed, anxious or hopeless. If you don’t want to disclose your sexual orientation, you might be less likely to seek help after an assault. Still, the only way to break the cycle of domestic violence is to take action — the sooner the better.

If you’re a target of domestic violence, tell someone about the abuse, whether it’s a friend, loved one, health care provider or other close contact. Consider calling a domestic violence hotline and creating a plan to leave your abuser.

Make routine health care a priority

Don’t let fear of homophobia or the stigma associated with homosexuality prevent you from seeking routine health care. Instead, take charge of your health.

Look for a doctor who puts you at ease. Identify yourself as gay or bisexual, and ask about routine screenings recommended for men in your age group — such as blood pressure and cholesterol measurements and screenings for prostate, testicular and colon cancers.

If you’re not in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship, schedule regular screenings for sexually transmitted infections. Share any other health concerns you might have with your doctor as well. Early diagnosis and treatment help promote long-term health.

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