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June 14, 2012

Pastor Justo Orozco, leader of Costa Rica's human rights committee, has 'evidence' that being gay can be reversed

The leader of Costa Rica's human rights commission publicly claimed homosexuality is a sin that can be cured.

Justo Orozco, a Protestant minister and legislator, told national newspaper La Prensa: 'Unfortunately I do believe that, because it was written in the Bible,' said Orozco.

'I have evidence. Here in churches in the province of Heredia I know someone like that who became straight.'

In fact most scientists and leading health bodies agree that gay 'cure' therapy does not work and can actually do serious damage.

February 17, 2012

Transexual and gay rights activists pass first round of selection for Indonesian human rights commission

The head of a transgender forum Yulianus Rettoblaut and gay rights activist Dede Oetomo are both through the first round of selection for Komnas HAM, Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights.

January 23, 2012

Mami Yuli campaigns for transgender's rights

The Jakata Globe reports that Yulianus Rettoblaut, known as Mami Yuli (Mother Yuli) announced on Friday that she wanted to represent Indonesia's waria (transgender) community in the country's National Commission on Human Rights (Komnnas-Ham).