A Goa minister who wants to train and give medicine to ‘cure’ gay people isn’t the only cure for homosexuality we have in India. They actually have an entire bunch, right from being tied to a charpai and beaten till you turn straight, or yoga; each more retarded than the other.
1. With a pill & training.
By far the most harebrained idea to have come out of India – EVER. And not just on the issue of Curing Gays that came from a Goa minister who said mere training and medicines were enough to make LGBTs ‘NORMAL.’ “We will make LGBT (Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) youth normal. We will have a centre for them…like Alcoholics Anonymous centres. We will train them and give them medicines too,” said Mr Tawadkar, who is Sports and Youth minister in the state’s BJP-led government. The minister has since then backtracked on his statement and claimed the usual excuse of being “quoted out of context”.
2. With yoga.
Yoga can cure anything from arthritis to heart ache and paunches – there is no reason why it shouldn’t also be able to cure being Gay. The final authority on all things yoga – a man who’s built up a Rs 2000-crore empire peddling yoga cures, had claimed that he could ‘cure’ gays with yoga. Ramdev challenged to cure Manvendra Singh Gohil, the gay prince of the erstwhile state of Rajpipla with yoga. It’s another matter that Manavendra Singh Gohil, the former royal who Ramdev challenged to cure of his homosexuality had been doing yoga for 28 years (he’d spent 21 years of these as a certified Yoga Teacher).
3. By locking you in a room with a girl.
Another gem from the Ramdev house – all you need to do with someone who’s gay is ship him off to Ramdev’s Haridwar ashram where the yoga guru will lock you in a room with a girl for a couple of days. By the time you’re let out, you’d have been ‘cured’.
4. By getting a shrink.
The ex president of the Indian Psychiatric Society and a professor of Benaras Hindu University said in an address at the Indian Psychiatric Congress. Thankfully though, she didn’t think she could cure all gays and lesbians, just the ones on the fence. “There are some who are comfortable [with their orientation], but there are many who are not. The latter should realize they can get help (from psychiatrists). Some of them may even be able to change their orientation,” she said.
5. Simple re-conditioning.
Back in 2012, psychiatrists in Indore had decided that they had found a cure for homosexuality; it was only a matter of conditioning, or reconditioning. They believed that the patients (read gays or lesbians) could be cured through sexual reorientation therapy that includes counselling sessions, medication and behavior modification through Pavlov Conditioning – a type of conditioned learning which occurs because of the subject’s instinctive responses. Dr RN Sahu, secretary of the State Mental Health Authority said, “Persons with thoughts and behaviors in conflict with the needs and goals of the ego can be treated through re-orientation therapy. In medical terminology, such persons are ego dystonic by nature.” Whatever that means. Sahu and his colleagues also claimed to have cured two gay men, one of whom was even expecting a kid with his wife.
Of course Ayurveda can do everything that allopathy can, if not more. Which is why clinics such as Dr Dilbag clinic etc exist, which promise to cure gays with their team of “qualified” and “professional” ayurvedic and homeopathic doctors, who can cure homosexuality and other sexual problems. They have branches in Delhi and Amritsar. And all this for a mere Rs 2,100.
We think these people are not just smoking something very, very potent, but also mirroring an India of the dark ages. An India that needs to wake the bloody hell up. Please write in below to tell us what you think about the topic.