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Ecuador’s answer to Lesbians


Paola Ziritti is unthinkably brave to speak publicly about the "clinic." She endured physical assault, sexual abuse, and a constant battery of insults. Guards would even throw buckets of cold water and urine on her. For two years, this was Paola’s waking nightmare... because she’s a lesbian. The "doctors" and guards at the clinic were trying to "cure" her.


Paola lives in Ecuador, where these so-called clinics are terrifyingly common -- although the government shut down 27 this year, 180 clinics remain open, and most of the prisoners there are women. (Some gay men and transgender people are in the clinics as well, but far fewer.)


Paola's parents knew they were sending her to a forced confinement clinic, but they had no idea how awful it would be. Once Paola's mother realized what she’d done, she tried to get her daughter back, but the clinic said no. The process to free Paola took a year.


A few incredibly courageous Ecuadorian women are fighting back -- they call themselves Fundacion Causana. The women of Fundacion Causana started a petition on demanding that Ecuadoran Minister of Public Health Dr. David Chiriboga Allnut investigate and shut down all 180 remaining clinics that torture women to "cure" them. Please sign the petition right now.


Fundacion Causana does direct-service work on the ground to save women from the clinics, but they say it's not enough. They need the unbridled support of the Ecuadoran government to get all of the clinics shut down.


So far, the government has only shut down a small cluster of clinics in one region of the country. Ecuador's government officials need to know that we are watching and will not stand idly by while women are imprisoned and tortured.


Fair play to our pets


Dear President Viktor Yanukovych, dear Uefa President Michel Platini or his Representative,


With deep sadness and horror I read about the planned and already started killing of dogs and cats in preparation for the UEFA European Football Championship 2012 in the Ukraine. Hundreds of dogs and cats are put in bags ALIVE to be carried to a crematorium to suffer until their death in Lysychansk or other places. I really have to ask you, how you can accept this? And I’m sure this act of cruelty is well known to the relevant departments. Football brings people of all nations together to enjoy this sport where fairness play an important role. I don’t think that what happens right now is fair. Not to mention the lot of football fans who have dogs and cats as their faithful companions. It is important to realize that it isn’t a solution to kill stray animals because the responsibility for this situation are their former owners and the government lacking appropriate solutions like sterilization, animal shelters and so on. A change has to come and I beg you to do your best in stopping this insane act of animal cruelty, especially for the preparations of a GAME. Please don’t let this happen anymore and urge the government and responsible person to find other solutions like finding good people willing to adopt a dog/cat or making a donation so that these dogs and cats could be treated (sterilization) or that they are given shelter. Just find some human way to end this! We are ALL Gods’ creation and we should act like that.