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LGBT is natural thing: Goa CM

LGBT is natural thing: Goa CM

India Blooms News Service | 13 Jan 2015, 07:54 pm
Panaji, Jan 13 (IBNS): After a Goa minister created a furor calling the LGBT community needs cure like alcoholics, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday did a damage control saying sexual orientation is a natural thing.

"It is a natural thing. [If he has said so] he could be ignorant then," said the CM on the comment of Goa Sports Minister  Ramesh Tawadkar.

"What would be the government stand? It is a natural thing," said the Goa chief minister on the issue.

Earlier reports said the Goa government is planning to open centres to “cure” homosexuals and make them “normal”.

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.

LGBT is natural thing: Goa CM

India Blooms News Service
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