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Gays, lesbians face discrimination in sharia Aceh

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    The Jakarta Post

Banda Aceh | Wed, January 20 2010 | 09:19 am

PREMIUM Growing up, Faisal was not really aware that he had a different sexual orientation from his friends, but as an adult he is very conscious of his sexuality and the discrimination he suffers as a result.Faisal lives in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia that has Islamic sharia law.He was not fully aware that he was gay during junior high school and even dated several girls at school. “That was j...