India's Health Minister Hates Gay Sex

By: Christopher Donaldson
7.5.2011

Ghulam Nabi Azad, India’s Minister of Health, recently told attendees at a New Delhi conference on HIV/AIDS that homosexuality is “completely unnatural” and gay sex “should not exists.”

The Advocate reports that Azad blames the United States and other developed nations of importing homosexuality and HIV to his country. 

"Unfortunately, this disease where a man has sex with another man, found more in the developed world, has spread in our country," said Azad in the speech. "Gay sex is completely unnatural — it should not exist, but it does."

These troubling comments sound even more troubling coming from someone charged with health policy for a country where gays still remain marginalized and 2.5 million Indians live with HIV, the largest HIV-positive population of any Asian country.

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