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Malaysian university tries to convert those with LGBT ‘disorders’

A PUBLIC university in Malaysia recently held a contest to “convert” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, a move that has been criticised as discriminatory. LGBT students say such events are normal in and outside campuses in Malaysia, a multi-ethnic Southeast Asian country that is majority Muslim, NBC reported.  In the …

Four arrested in Aceh for homosexuality, face caning

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for the release of four members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community by authorities in the conservative Islamic province of Aceh in Indonesia. Sharia police in the capital of Banda Aceh made two sets of arrests during March, one on a salon run by …

Why are LGBT Indonesians under siege?

THREE policemen were killed last week in Jakarta by suicide bombers linked to the Islamic State terrorist group. The very next day, West Java police announced the establishment of an anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) taskforce. It was not until two days later did West Java police arrest three …

Indonesian police to form special taskforce targeting LGBT

POLICE in Indonesia‘s most populous province plan to deploy a taskforce to investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activity, a move likely to fuel concerns of a widening crackdown on the community in the Muslim-majority country. West Java police chief Anton Charliyan disclosed the plan on Tuesday as two …