India's Contestant at Mr. Gay World Withdraws Amid Threats to Family

April 22, 2015 6:20 AM

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Organizers of the Mr. Gay World pageant in South Africa were left shocked and disappointed after India’s entrant to the competition pulled out due to a flurry of homophobic abuse.

Thahir Mohammed Sayyed, a Brisbane-based model, withdrew from the event over threats to himself and his family back home, the Press Trust of India reported. India reinstated a colonial-era law against homosexuality in 2013, and recently voted in favor of an unsuccessful proposal to deny benefits to ...

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