Mengutip pernyataan dari APCOM mengenai isu LGBT di Indonesia.
“BANGKOK, 1 March 2016 — APCOM On this Zero Discrimination Day, APCOM, stands with the international community in expressing its strong concern over the recent unprecedented, sustained attacks against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Indonesia. This comes at a time of growing discrimination towards LGBT communities in several other countries – a trend that APCOM, along with partners across civil society, strongly deplores.
The unparalleled collective derision towards sexual minorities across Indonesia began when the Higher Education Minister, Muhammad Nasir, called for a ban on LGBT individuals from attending universities because they clashed, in his words, with the country’s “standards of values and morals”. The Indonesian Ulama Council, the nation’s highest Muslim clerical body, then called for legislation banning “LGBT activities” nationwide. Zulkifli Hasan, chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly, stated that being LGBT was “at odds with Indonesian culture”. Most recently, Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has likened the LGBT movement to “modern warfare” that formed a threat to national sovereignty. Lanjutkan membaca “A Call to Stand Up against Growing Discrimination towards LGBT Individuals in Indonesia – and across Our Region”