INDIA: TV site combs through gay dating site, outs the "deviant" gay men on it Xiphias 02/24/11, 12:31
The report from news channel TV9 Telugu shows people searching through gay youths profiles on online dating/social networking website planetromeo.com. The men found on the website were labeled ‘deviants’ and photos of them, along with personal information such as names, were clearly displayed. Extremely private information about one user – including his penis size, fetishes, and his preferred sexual position – was shown in the report. The item continued with phone-call ‘gay-stings’ of two of the website’s users whose profiles and faces were also shown. During the calls an investigator posed as a planetromeo.com user and the men are covertly asked questions about their sexual lives and preferences. Homosexual activity in India, while legalised in 2009, still remains a cultural taboo within wider Indian society and government.
Here's the clip, not in english:
Homosexuality was only legalized two years ago in India, but it's still a huge taboo so the men outed by this news article will probably face violence, alienation from their friends and family, and the loss of their jobs.
America used to do this too, by the way, back before the internet - newspapers would publish the names of men arrested at gay bars and clubs, even if they were never charged with a crime.