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Until You Change: End Conversion Therapy in Ecuador Activism Badass Women Featured 

Until You Change: End Conversion Therapy in Ecuador

Illinois (GREED) – Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago we ran a story from our friends at Global Voices featuring Paola Paredes, as one of our series Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About. This month, she is running a fundraising campaign to  support her efforts to end conversion therapy in Ecuador, and we here at Greed Media like to support women who are making the world a better place. Carolanne Monteleone reports the details below. Paola Paredes is a documentary photographer, an activist, a champion of LGBTQ+ rights, and the organizer of a campaign to end conversion therapy in Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Paola Paredes Activism Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Paola Paredes

Ecuador (Global Voices) – Ecuadorian artist Paola Paredes has created a photo series, titled “Until You Change“, to protest against the existence of underground centers intended to “cure” homosexuality in Ecuador. Most of these illegal centers are disguised as religious “clinics” to rehabilitate those with drug or alcohol addictions. According to the photographer, homosexual and transgender men and women sent by their families are locked up and subjected to brutal abuse and humiliation. On her website, the artist writes: “It was four years ago that I first learned about the private ‘clinics’ that claim to cure homosexuality in Ecuador. My first thought was that Read More

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