'Better To Be a Dictator than Gay' Germany Slams Lukashenko Over Slur

Berlin has reacted with disgust to an insult by the Belarus president about Germany's homosexual foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle. In response to criticism of his country's human rights record, Alexander Lukashenko said it is "better to be a dictator than gay." Westerwelle said the remark "speaks for itself."
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko says he doesn't like gays.

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko says he doesn't like gays.

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SPIEGEL -- with wire reports