Thousands Attend Anti-LGBT Rally in W. Sumatra, Authorities Promise Harsh Laws to Stop Spread of ‘Virus’

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11/08/2018

Anti-LGBT hysteria seems to have once again taken hold in some parts of Indonesia, with near daily stories of authorities fanning the flames of hatred with discriminatory acts towards the vilified minority group. Many of these stories are coming from West Sumatra, with one city in the region recently seeing a massive anti-LGBT protest followed by promises from regional authorities that they would criminalize LGBT behavior with harsh punishments. Local media reports estimate that around 20,000-30,000 people came out on Sunday to the streets of Payakumbuh, West Sumatra’s second largest city, for a demonstration they called Anti-Community Diseases Declaration. Those “diseases” included gambling, alcohol, “free sex” and drugs, but much of the event’s focus was on LGBT.

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