¨The appointment of a lesbian politician as Ecuador’s new health minister has caused a stir this week, as she announced a campaign to shut down religious ´lesbian cure´ clinics .
Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, announced the appointment of Carina Vance Mafla, who is openly gay, as the newest member of his cabinet.
The American-born activist hit the ground running, with an announcement that the health ministry will be working closely with lesbian rights group Fundacion Causana, and other civil rights groups, to shut down the remaining religious clinics which promise to ‘cure’ lesbians.
|¨This announcement has also meant further praise for the president Correa, who has been complimented for supporting a pro-LGBT constitution.¨|
· Thanks to President Rafael Correa, Equador
· Thanks to Carina Vance Mafla, Health Minister, Equador