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Goa minister planning to open clinic for LGBT members

India Blooms News Service | 13 Jan 2015, 05:57 pm
Panaji, Jan 13 (IBNS): The Goa government is planning to open centres to “cure” homosexuals and make them “normal”, media reports said.

State Sports and Youth minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, Ramesh Tawadkar said that there would be a centre for LGBT (Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) communities like Alcoholics Anonymous centres.

“We will train them and give them medicines too,” the minister said.

According to sources, the minister also elaborated the government’s policy report on youth. The document lists LGBT community among stigmatised groups that need focused attention.

Tawadkar’s remarks were likened to Yoga teacher Ramdev’s controversial statement in the past where latter had said that homosexuality was a “disease” and can be cured by yoga.

Goa minister planning to open clinic for LGBT members

India Blooms News Service
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