Gays protest Turkish minister’s homophobic remarks

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T12:45:39-04:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner

International News Briefs

Gay activists disrupted a human rights conference in Ankara, Turkey, on April 15, demanding that the government’s minister for families and children, Aliye Kavaf, apologize for having called homosexuality a “disease.”
Kavaf recently told a newspaper: “I believe homosexuality is a biological disorder, a disease. It needs to be treated.”
Gay groups also recently staged a public protest in Istanbul over the outburst.

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