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Recent events show extent of Indonesian homophobia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, May 18 2012 | 10:01 am

PREMIUM As the world marked the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on Thursday, recent events have revealed the “many homophobic Indonesians” among the world’s most populous Muslim nation, a sociologist has said.

Dede Oetomo, a sociologist from Surabaya-based Airlangga University, said that “it is very painful to see the number of Indonesians who still shamelessly harass ...