Peng Yanhui still remembers shuddering when he testified three years ago about doctors using electroshock therapy to try changing his sexual orientation to straight. “I was very nervous,” Peng said. “I screamed so loud when they poked my arm with an electric shock (device).” Peng, founder of LGBT Rights Advocacy in this southern Chinese city, had gone undercover and sought out the bogus treatment to gather evidence that doctors were falsely advertising a “cure” for homosexuality on the Internet. His 2014 lawsuit alleged that health clinics had defrauded consumers, arguing that homosexuality had been removed from China’s official registry of mental disorders in 2001. He won the case.
November 27 / USA Today