Indian minister will give gay people medicines to cure them and ‘make them normal’

Southeast AsiaJanuary 13, 2015 – Reported in The Independent – An Indian minister has said he will set up treatment centres offering to “cure” lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals.

Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar told reporters in Panaji, Goa, that: “We will make them normal. We will have a centre for them. Like Alcoholic Anonymous centres”.

When pressed for details Mr Tawadkar added: “We will train them and (give them) medicines too,” Indian newspaper The Hindu reported.

Boris Dittrich, advocacy director of the LGBT rights programme from Human Rights Watch, told The Independent: “It is just outrageous and it is shocking but unfortunately after the 377 case was turned down India still criminalise homosexuality and this plays into all kinds of prejudices.”…story continues below…

via Indian minister will give gay people medicines to cure them and ‘make them normal’ – Asia – World – The Independent.

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