The sudden intensity of Indonesia’s anti-gay onslaught

A few short weeks in Indonesia has seen a former communications minister make a call for the public to kill any gay people they find and the leading psychiatric body describe transgenderism as a mental disorder. BBC Indonesian’s Rebecca Henschke and Ging Ginanjar went to find out about the insecurity of life on the receiving end of such threats and hostility.

The swiftness and intensity of the attacks against Indonesia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has taken its members by surprise.

  • Ron MacDonald

    No problem, Stupid will give them $14 million dollar to help get their act together.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    ….going from moderate to radical, as easy as throwing the switch on the back porch light…

  • Carlos_Perera

    Much as I am chagrined by agreeing with Islamists about anything, I’ll have to concede to Indonesia’s “leading psychiatric body” that transgenderism is quite obviously a mental disorder. (Not too long ago, leading psychiatric bodies everywhere in the civilized world agreed on the obvious fact that someone who refuses to accept the biological reality of his physical sex is seriously delusional.)