A number of LGBTQ-Chinese have appeared to detail their experiences of being forced to incur „gay conversion therapy“. This practice has been admitted as an unethical and unscientific event by the World Psychiatric Association, as well as awfully harmful to those subjected people. It includes counting of forced unknown medication, electric shock therapy and mental and verbal abuse. All of these instances were involved in Chinese hospitals. There are several examples of subjected people’s stories.
A gay man, 29, remembered being „treated“ at a public hospital in Fujian province three years ago, and was given pills without being disclosed what was in them.
“They told me in general that they were supposed to be good for me and help with the progress of the “therapy”,” he said. One Tran’s woman Zhang Zhikun explained that she was forced to watch gay porn film and while this moment was being injected with a “colorless liquid”.
“The doctor asked me to relax because he was going to practice some hypnosis and I had to think about sex scenes with my boyfriend, but at that moment I felt pain in both wrists. I did not know what was happening with me”, one man recalled his experience of electric shock therapy.
In 2016, the World Psychiatric Association claimed that “so-called treatment options of homosexuality can create an environment where prejudice and discrimination flourish, and they can be unsalutary and harmful”. Humans Right Watch related that all of the participants they spoke to said they were forced into „conversion” therapy.
When they asked medical advice, doctors said that they would get AIDS, if they were not „treated”. Zhang Zhikun told her doctor’s words that if you do not change „your sexuality”, you will become sick and die of AIDS. Since 1997 Homosexuality wasn’t illegal in China and it was excluded from an official list of mental disorders in 2001.