Hong Kong has hired a prominent local psychiatrist who claims he can "re-wire" homosexuals as a trainer for its social welfare staff, sparking outrage among gay rights activists on Friday.
Gay activists protest outside the social welfare department in Hong Kong. The 'Rainbow Action' advocacy group have accused the government department of being homophobic by offering so-called "gay conversion" therapy.
Critics said the move could be the world's first government-sponsored training session on gay conversion therapy, which includes prayer, cold showers and practising abstinence as a way to avoid same-sex relationships.
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