The spiraling hostilities in Indonesia against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people—and the intensity of the assault—over the last several weeks has shocked and appalled people who tend to associate the country with moderate Islam. Put bluntly, people are asking, “What the hell is going on in Indonesia?”
Since January 23, several high level leaders of the Indonesian government, including seven ministers, the commander general of the national Indonesian army, members of parliament, the Indonesian ambassador to Japan, along with religious leaders have publicly condemned LGBT people and demanded actions against them.
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Published on March 25, 2016 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization