Gay and lesbian activists form a human chain around a rainbow flag during celebrations in Hong Kong on 18 May, 2012
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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.