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Chinese activist continues fight for LGBTQ, intersex rights from U.S.

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Yanhui Peng, co-founder of LGBT Rights Advocacy China, a Chinese advocacy group, in 2014 sought to expose doctors and therapists who practice so-called conversion therapy.

He saw an ad on Baidu, a Chinese search engine, for a therapist in the city of Chongqing who used electroshock therapy to “cure” a person’s homosexuality.

The therapist charged patients $5,000 (34,506 Chinese yuan) for 30 treatments. “They will make sure you will be straight,” Peng recalled to the Washington Blade during a May 19 interview in D.C.

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