Malaysian Authorities Send 66 Teen Boys to Gay ‘Cure’ Camp

Malaysian authorities have sent 66 boys to a four day reparative therapy camp to "cure" them of the gay, the AP reports:

Malaysia Gay rights advocates decried the measure as a symptom of widespread homophobia in this Muslim-majority country where gay sex is illegal.

The boys between 13 and 17 years old reported Monday for what is officially being called a "self-development course" after their schoolteachers in Terengganu state (in red on map) identified them as students who displayed effeminate mannerisms, said Razali Daud, the state's education director.

They will undergo religious and motivational classes and physical guidance, Razali said. He declined to give further details.

The camp is meant "to guide them back to the right path in life before they reach a point of no return," Razali told The Associated Press. "Such effeminate behavior is unnatural and will affect their studies and their future."

Malaysia sends 66 teen boys to anti-gay counseling [ap]

Posted April 19, 2011 at 8:02am ETC by Andy Towle
in "Ex-Gays", Malaysia, News