Indonesia is planning a fresh a wave of hate against its LGBTI population


Rik Glauert writes at Gay Star News:

Indonesia’s LGBTI community is facing a fresh wave of intimidation and arrests, Human Rights Watch warned Tuesday (30 October).

The rights groups said it had reviewed anti-LGBTI policy proposals throughout October in West Java. It is the latest wave of anti-LGBT actions in the Muslim-majority country.

Potential policies include forming official lists of allegedly LGBTI individuals, according to HRW.

Officials also proposed teaching falsehoods about LGBTI people in schools and subjecting LGBTI people to ‘conversion therapy’ to alter sexual orientation or gender identity. Censoring LGBTI-related speech to counter the ‘LGBTI threat’, was also proposed.

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