Indonesia’s LGBT communities face increasing persecution, punishment and public humiliation as the Muslim-majority nation loses tolerance for what it perceives to be moral crimes. Photo : Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

In Indonesia, LGBT communities viewed as a moral threat – condemned by religion and, increasingly, by law

  • The Muslim-majority nation is using a pornography law to target LGBT people, with public humiliation a ritual punishment
  • HIV epidemic feared as homosexual stigma forces many to go ‘underground’, with as much as half of the infected population undiagnosed
Topic |   LGBTQ

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Indonesia’s LGBT communities face increasing persecution, punishment and public humiliation as the Muslim-majority nation loses tolerance for what it perceives to be moral crimes. Photo : Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
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Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: AFP

Sultan insists Brunei is ‘fair and happy’ country despite stoning coming into effect for gay sex and adultery

  • The sultan – who is one of the world’s wealthiest men and lives in a vast, golden-domed palace – announced plans for the code in 2013
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Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: AFP
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