Tell Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department: End Sponsorship of "Ex-Gay" Therapy
  • Petitioned Exodus International

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Exodus International
Exodus Hong Kong
Chinese Embassy, Washington, DC
Chief Clinical Psychologist
Departmental Secretary
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Principal Information Officer
Hong Kong Social Welfare Department
Deputy Director of Social Welfare
Assistant Director of Social Welfare
Principal Social Worker
Chief Youth Social Work Officer
Principal Executive Officer
Director of Social Welfare
Patrick Nip
Society for Truth and Light
President, Exodus International
Alan Chambers
Executive Assistant to Alan Chambers
Melissa Condrey
President, Exodus International
Exodus International
Exodus Media Office

Tell Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department: End Sponsorship of "Ex-Gay" Therapy

    1. Petition by

      Truth Wins Out

Hello. I'm Dan Choi and I come to you on behalf of Truth Wins Out with a very special request: Please sign this critically important petition today to keep America's "ex-gay" lies out of Asia.

I write with great concern because Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department recently held a workshop for its staff led by a psychiatrist who claims he can "cure" LGBT people by having them take cold showers. The quack doctor, Hong Kwai-wah, is affiliated with Exodus Global Alliance, a discredited group whose work is rejected by every major medical and mental health organization.

As the "ex-gay" message fails in America, Exodus is looking to exploit new markets and export hate overseas. Exodus' last global "outreach" was in Uganda, leading to the notorious and deadly Anti-Homosexuality Bill. This is why it is crucial that we stand up today against Exodus' opportunistic spread of homophobic lies in Asia.

By signing our petition, you will tell the Social Welfare Department that its endorsement of "ex-gay therapy" is bringing great shame to Hong Kong and making a mockery of the department's mission to empower communities with dignity, harmony, and happiness.

Send the Social Welfare Department a message now, urging them to end their humiliating and dangerous partnership with Hong Kwai-wah, and to apologize for legitimizing the dangerous and discredited practice of "curing" LGBT people. This petition will also send a message to Exodus Global Alliance and Exodus International telling these noxious groups to stop exporting anti-gay misinformation across the globe.

When I came out to my parents, I did so because integrity is the most important character trait we can leave future generations. Saving face is only possible by telling the truth. Please let the values of honor and integrity be the greatest inheritance we leave our children.

Join me and Truth Wins Out in signing this important petition so we can put a cold shower on ridiculous "ex-gay" lies in Asia and beyond.

Sincerely,

Dan Choi
West Point Graduate, Combat Veteran, and Proud Son of Immigrants

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 20,000 signatures
    2. Thousands Mobilize Against Hong Kong State-Sponsored ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      The Washington Blade's Phil Reese wrote about Dan Choi's involvement with Truth Wins Out to ask Hong Kong to stop supporting so called ex-gay therapy.

    3. Reached 17,500 signatures
    4. More Than 14,500 Rally Online To Fight "Gay Cure" Therapy In Hong Kong

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      A petition calling on the Hong Kong government to drop "gay cure" therapist Hong Kwai-wah -- who claims he can "cure" LGBT people through cold showers, prayer, and abstinence -- has reached more than 14,500 signatures in the last 48 hours,...

    5. Reached 15,000 signatures
    6. The American Psychological Association: No "Cure" for Sexual Orientation

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      The American Psychological Association's policy about sexual orientation outlines the harms association with trying to "cure" someone's sexual orientation.

    7. Reached 9,000 signatures
    8. "Ex-gay" therapist speaks out

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      In an interview with AFP, the trainer hired by Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department tried to explain away his damaging point of view. Clearly he does not get it.

    9. Reached 6,000 signatures
    10. Hong Kong: “Ex-Gay” Therapist’s Appearance Spurs Protest

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Last week LGBT advocates in Hong Kong demonstrated against Hong Kong's financial support for so called "ex-gay" therapy.

    11. Reached 5,000 signatures
    12. Exodus Is Behind ‘Cold Shower’ Quack Therapist In Hong Kong

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Hong Kong’s government has hired quack psychiatrist Hong Kwai-wah to “re-wire” LGBT people through cold showers and prayer. Hong Kwai-wah is chairman of the New Creation Association, which is directly linked to Exodus International.

    13. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • elizabeth vincelli LEXINGTON, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      wow! i swear if someone told me that i need to be cured for my bisexuality i would not hesitate to contact who ever i could to stop them. you guys will end this

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    • Rosemary Alabaster ASSISI, ITALY
      • over 2 years ago

      I will sign this because I do not believe that there are "ex-gays" in China, I am also much more willing to sign any petition that prevents children becoming or thinking they are gay in the first place. In Britain and probably in America we have an extremely unhealthy sexual agenda aimed at children.

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    • William Von Kaenel OVERLAND PARK, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      It is not the state's job to "cure" people of homosexuality, especially in these ways. These kinds of things don't make anything better, but in reality cause the targeted groups to act out against it more than ever.

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    • Kate Barclay LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      the idea of trying to cure something implies that is a disease! You do not choose your sexuality and the idea that someone has devised methods in which to "cure" people of this is comparable to the treatment of Jewish people in concentration camps! To experiment on someone because you don't like the way they were born is vile and completely immoral, it sickens me! I have Jewish ancestry and when I think of the experiments that the Nazis did upon Jewish people to try and create an Aryan race that their own leader wasn't even a part of disgusts me and I view these "curing" therapies as equally as evil! I am heterosexual but that doesn't mean I don't want equal rights for homosexuals globally! EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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    • Fred Krohn RICHMOND, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      'Ex-gay therapy' is a hoax, fraud, and scam! Homophobia should be dæmonised and homophobic violence - including operating an 'ex gay therapy' center - should be considered a capital crime!

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