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INDIA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Only in some areas

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Have you had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in INDIA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, access to prevention is limited

Yes, there is no access prevention (0 %) Yes, access to prevention is limited (100%) Yes, getting prevention is stigmatized (0 %) No (0 %)

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(user currently living in INDIA) posted for readers on 17/06/2012 +0
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Recently Philips launched a male grooming kit advertisement on the Indian Television. This advertisement stereotypes gays as effiminate.


Below is the link to the ad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=E6b2Y0V1T50

The advertisement starts with the effiminate John asking the macho Johns, why do they get to go on dates and not him. The scruffy one snubs him and replies "Kyunki ladki se Dosti Karni hai, Dostana Nahin" suggesting that "We want to do friendship with the girl, not enter into a Gay relationship as shown in the movie Dostana". The next sentence spells it out more clearly when the scruffy one says "Girls like to have Friendship with Real Men" while making rude gestures with his crotch.

The message this ad seems to convey is "If you want to be a real man (not a fag), use Philips Grooming Kit". So do they want to say that "Gays are not Real Men" and that "Girls dont like to do friendship with Gays" or that "Gays dont/cannot use Grooming Kits because they are not manly enough"?
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(user currently living in INDIA) posted for readers on 17/06/2012 +0
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Recently Philips launched a male grooming kit advertisement on the Indian Television. This advertisement stereotypes gays as effiminate.


Below is the link to the ad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=E6b2Y0V1T50

The advertisement starts with the effiminate John asking the macho Johns, why do they get to go on dates and not him. The scruffy one snubs him and replies "Kyunki ladki se Dosti Karni hai, Dostana Nahin" suggesting that "We want to do friendship with the girl, not enter into a Gay relationship as shown in the movie Dostana". The next sentence spells it out more clearly when the scruffy one says "Girls like to have Friendship with Real Men" while making rude gestures with his crotch.

The message this ad seems to convey is "If you want to be a real man (not a fag), use Philips Grooming Kit". So do they want to say that "Gays are not Real Men" and that "Girls dont like to do friendship with Gays" or that "Gays dont/cannot use Grooming Kits because they are not manly enough"?
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