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Homosexuality is not a disease

The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) rejects all and any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation. India’s Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad allegedly stated that homosexuality “is a disease which has come from other countries” in a press conference on HIV/Aids on Monday in Delhi (4th July – BBC NEWS South Asia 5th July) despite gay sex being decriminalized in the country in 2009. The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) asserts that homosexuality is not a disease. Homosexuality was removed from the international classification of diseases in 1973 (DSM) and 1990 (WHO/ICD). Homosexuality (more…)