Indonesian LGBTQI+ community under threat from new campaign


The Indonesian LGBTQI+ community has been targeted by a new campaign to cleanse LGBT people of their ‘social sickness’ through the use of religious exorcisms.

Homosexuality and transgenderism have long been seen by the country as a mental health disorder triggered by supernatural and demonic influences.

But its growing intolerance towards the community has given rise to alternative methods of conversion therapy, such as Ruqyah, which are permissible by the Islamic religion.





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