‘LGBT behaviour’ to be barred from Indonesian TV

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Hagay Hacohen writes at the Jerusalem Post:

Programs containing “LGBT behavior” will not be allowed on Indonesian television should the country’s parliament pass a drafted law, reported The Jakarta Post.

This would mean no re-runs of the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Snagglepuss, or Transparent. The law would also bar discussions of gay issues on television and ban documentaries dealing with gay issues.

Indonesian viewers will not be able to view public hangings of gay people in Iran or LGBTQ protests in Jerusalem.

The law is widely supported by all political parties and would require the establishment of a censor body that will review films, programs and advertisements before they are aired.

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