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23 Oct 2017

Indonesia Parliament to Consider Banning LGBT on TV

Indonesia parliament drafts bill to ban “LGBT behaviour” from broadcasts and advertisements.

Indonesia’s parliament is considering national legislation that would ban LGBT content from television by the end of the year, according to Reuters.

The draft law, seen by Reuters, would ban “lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender behavior” from broadcasts and adverts.

“LGBT is not criminal, but if it enters the public sphere, if it’s broadcast to the public, then of course it must be regulated,” a member of parliament involved in drafting the law named Bobby Rizaldi, told Reuters.

Another MP, Hanafi Rais, said “LGBT is an abnormality.”

The move is the latest in a slew of anti-LGBT moves from the Indonesian government as the nation moves further towards conservative Islam.

Last week, Indonesian police detained 51 people at a gay sauna, in May they detained over 100.



Reader's Comments

1. 2017-10-23 19:03  
Once again, religion is used to as a tool to justify bigotry. Shame. I guess it will be a while before I visit Bali again. Too bad...
2. 2017-10-24 05:18  
The Indonesian government is so out of touch with reality. It would be wonderful to see citizens of other countries demand their government enact a boycott with Indonesia. Money is the only way to change minds and hearts. You hit them in their pocketbook then they will pay attention. Shame on The Indonesia government and the religious cronyism that is pushing this ridiculous and outrageous anti-gay agenda.
3. 2017-10-24 05:24  
4. 2017-10-24 17:36  
WTF?!?! 👎👎👎
Comment #5 was deleted by its author on 2017-10-26 00:59
6. 2017-10-26 01:01  
Bobby Rizaldi from GOLKAR political party of South Sumatera
and Hanafi Rais from PAN political party of Jogjakarta
Can you execute both of them as sinful?
Comment edited on 2017-10-26 01:02:22
7. 2017-10-26 14:19  
do you see Bobby Rizaldi and Hanafi Rais abnormality? or you need eye glass to find it?
8. 2017-10-26 15:43  
OK, I will stay clear from that country.

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