Goa govt plans centres to make LGBT youths ‘normal’

The policy lists LGBT community among the stigmatised groups which need focused attention.

By: Press Trust of India | Panaji | Updated: January 13, 2015 12:20 pm

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The policy lists LGBT community among the stigmatised groups which need focused attention.

Goa’s Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar today said the government was planning to set up centres to administer treatment to the LGBT youths to make them “normal”.

He was speaking to reporters after launching the state government’s youth policy.

“We will make them (LGBT youth) normal. We will have a centre for them. Like Alcoholic Anonymous centres, we will have centres. We will train them and give them medicines too,” he said.

The policy lists LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender) community among the stigmatised groups which need focused attention.

“As in the case of other target groups such as juvenile offenders, drug afflicted youth, marginalised or migrant youth, geographically disadvantaged youth, a detailed survey would be carried out of the LGBT community so that their problems could be specifically addressed,” he added.

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    Aditya
    Jan 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    Does Goa also run camps to make left-handed people right-handed? This move is extremely ignorant, and will be a source of national embarrment. The only people who need treatment are the homophobic legislators.
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      Biltu
      Jan 12, 2015 at 8:34 pm
      DESPITE THE GOOD WORK DONE BY MR MODI , THE BJP WILL LOSE SUPPORT BECAUSE OF THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE IN THE PARTY .
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        Sarabjeet Singh
        Jan 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm
        this effort is doomed to failure ! people are not sick as per Indian medical ociation or even world health organization ! STOP WITH THIS NONSENSE. you will only end up ruining innocent lives ! _
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          eric
          Jan 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm
          lets make a cute for S
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            Qv
            Jan 13, 2015 at 6:28 am
            Dear Lord, the Goan govt is run by numbskulls.
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