Court in Henan province orders a psychiatric hospital to apologise to man and pay 5,000 yuan ($735) in compensation

A gay man in central China has successfully sued a mental hospital over forced conversion therapy, in what activists are hailing as the first such victory in a country where the LGBT rights movement is gradually emerging from the fringes.

A court in Zhumadian in Henan province has ordered a city psychiatric hospital to publish a public apology in local newspapers and pay the 38-year old man 5,000 yuan ($735) in compensation, according to a copy of the June 26 judgment.

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