Indonesia psychiatric body classifies homosexuality as mental disorder

  • metta

    Posts: 39144

    Feb 25, 2016 10:26 PM GMT
    Indonesia psychiatric body classifies homosexuality as mental disorder

    'What we are worried about is, if left untreated, such sexual tendencies could become a commonly accepted condition in society'

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/indonesia-psychiatric-body-classifies-homosexuality-as-mental-disorder/
  • tazzari

    Posts: 2937

    Feb 26, 2016 12:43 AM GMT
    Indonesia geophysical body classifies homosexuality as mental disorder

    'What we are worried about is, if left untreated, weather tendencies could become a commonly accepted condition."

    Makes about as much sense.
  • bro4bro

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    Feb 26, 2016 4:14 PM GMT
    The American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental illness until 1973.

    If you think this is the only area where Indonesia is 50 years behind the United States, you haven't seen Indonesia.

    At least they're not pushing people off buildings. It is an Islamic country, after all. Classifying homosexuals as sick instead of criminals is in its own way progressive for that society.
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    Feb 26, 2016 4:43 PM GMT
    This is a hot topic in Indonesia apparently, there are lots of news articles like this recently on gaystarnews
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    Feb 26, 2016 8:58 PM GMT
    Well, Barack is good friends with the Indonesian President and just rewarded their homophobia with a free trade deal:

    obama-indonesia.jpg

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    The Clintons support Indonesia via $75 million in financial aid donations from Australia.