China court to hear 'gay conversion' case
28 July 2014 Last updated at 23:40 BST
It is more than 10 years since China stopped regarding homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder, but some clinics still offer treatments claiming they can cure gay patients.
On Thursday, a Chinese court will hear the first case of its kind against a clinic that offers so-called "gay conversion therapy."
John Sudworth reports from Shanghai.