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Anti-gay academic books to be banned in Albania

Anti-gay academic books to be banned in Albania

The Albanian office of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination (CPD) has announced that it will take of the market all academic texts which discriminate against the LGBT community and update any others where same-sex relations and identities are discussed.

The announcement (24 December) followed a complaint by The Pink Embassy/LGBT Pro Albania rights group complained to the CPD on this matter.

The complaint submitted on 7 November 2012 also two texts used by the faculties of medicine and law in all Albanian universities which contained prejudice against the LGBT community.

In its decision, the CPD found that two text books were prejudiced and most be amended.

The first, entitled ‘Legal Medicine’, Tirana 2007, enlisted homosexuality along ‘sexual perversions most commonly encountered’ such as fetishism, exhibitionism, sadomasochism, zoophiles and necrophilia.

The second text book, also entitled ‘Legal Medicine’ of ArbÑ