As in closed clinics are treated for homosexuality

The 31-year-old photographer Paola Peredes has created a series of photos depicting torture and torment — officially “treatment” —that homosexual people undergo in the closed centers of Ecuador.

Being a lesbian herself, Paola showed how patients are starved, forced to pray, literally expelling demons from them, and even use “correctional rape”.

Similar clinics exist not only in Ecuador, but also in other countries of South America, Europe and beyond, working under the guise of rehabilitation centers for drug and alcohol-dependent people.

Paola first learned about the existence of such centers 4 years ago. Then she began her investigation, learning all the details of the work of clinics and communicating with former patients.

Although Paola's family normally accepted her orientation, the photographer asked them to play along with her and allegedly give her to one of the mentioned clinics, otherwise she would not have got there.

At the first visit, the family, together with Paola, was taken to the clinic and showed what kind of “treatment” awaited her.

After that, the photographer made staged photos based on what he saw and heard from patients.

Women who are there for “treatment” are forced to wear makeup, skirts, high heels to make them more feminine.

The staff keeps a close eye on every patient.

The person being treated is left alone for the duration of the sleep and 7 minutes of the shower.

One of the stages of "treatment" - religious studies.

Exhausting workouts are also in daily mode.

When patients refuse to eat in protest, they are forcibly watered with a certain mixture of coffee, toilet paper and chlorine.

Cleaning the toilet with bare hands is also a mandatory task of the patient.

In principle, no form of violence is prohibited there. Just to "cure."

At first, Paola wanted to step up the movement to close such clinics, but after talking with various activists and organizations, the photographer realized that this was unrealistic.

“It's like a mafia with a huge underground network. So the only thing we can do is educate people, teach them acceptance and tolerance. ”


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