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Indian Health Minister, Tasked with HIV/AIDS Fight, Calls Homosexuality a Western-Imported Disease

Apparently being the country in Asia with the largest HIV-positive population isn’t enough to modernize the views of India’s political elite on gay rights, as we learned today when that country’s health minister called homosexuality an unnatural “disease” from the West. “It is a matter of concern that, unfortunately, in the world and in our […]

July 5, 2011

Homosexuality a “Disease,” Top Indian Health Official Says

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s health minister derided homosexuality as an unnatural “disease” from the West at an HIV/AIDS conference, drawing outrage Tuesday from a U.N. official and activists who said the comments set back campaigns for gay rights and against HIV. In a hastily called news conference Tuesday evening, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad […]

July 5, 2011