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Politicians stoking intolerance 'to obtain political gain from conservative groups'

LGBT Indonesians face increasing discrimination

Indonesian Muslim women walk past a banner saying 'homosexuals and lesbians banned from entering our neighborhood' in Bandung, West Java province, in this Jan. 27, 2016 photo. (Photo by AFP)


Concealing from family members that she was a lesbian was Lini’s best option. She was afraid her life would be in danger if they knew the truth.

Lini, who did not want to give her full name, was born in Sumatra, Indonesia, and relocated to the capital Jakarta where she finished school. She thought living far from home and away from her family’s prying eyes was an advantage.

"I only told my younger sister who is very understanding," the 30-year-old said.

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