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India party that wants gay sex to stay illegal advertises on Grindr

An Indian political party that wants gay sex to stay illegal has found a surprising place to advertise for supporters – Grindr.\n

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22nd March 2014 09:36

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

For the past four days, Indians have been checking the gay hookup app to see the Bharatiya Janata Party’s advertisements.

It shows prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s picture, together with the party’s lotus symbol, calling on gay people to vote BJP.

The largest opposition party in India, its party chief Rajnath Singh was one of the most vocal supporters of the Supreme Court’s decision to bring back a colonial-era law that recriminalized gay sex.

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