A group of Muslim protesters march with banners against the LGBT community in Banda Aceh, Indonesia in 2017. Photo: AFP
A group of Muslim protesters march with banners against the LGBT community in Banda Aceh, Indonesia in 2017. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Muslim scholars urge Indonesia to look the other way as Singapore, Vietnam ease anti-gay laws

  • Indonesian Ulema Council chairman says LGBT community is ‘condemned’ by all six state-recognised religions, even though homosexuality is not illegal in country
  • Discourse on LGBT rights highlights ‘generation gap’ that could complicate Indonesia’s acceptance towards marginalised sexual communities, observers say

A group of Muslim protesters march with banners against the LGBT community in Banda Aceh, Indonesia in 2017. Photo: AFP
A group of Muslim protesters march with banners against the LGBT community in Banda Aceh, Indonesia in 2017. Photo: AFP
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