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Suspected lesbians hounded out of Bogor village

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, September 4, 2017 | 03:45 pm
Suspected lesbians hounded out of Bogor village Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community display a sign stating that homosexuality is not a mental illness. (Tempo/-)

Female couples have been expelled from their rented house after local authorities of Tugujaya village, Bogor regency, West Java, accused them of being lesbians.

Tugujaya village head Sugandi Sigit said local residents reported the possible presence of the six lesbian couples, who rented a house together, and the village consultative board followed up the report with a raid.

Sugandi said that the presence of the women had made “the villagers restless because they are against LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender] community.

“Tugujaya must be cleansed of LGBT people, that is why we conducted the raid,” he said as quoted by tribunnews.com on Sunday.

Sugandi explained that the women worked near the village and rented a house together.

The women were no longer staying in the village and have returned to their hometowns, he added. According to their ID cards, their hometowns were Ciamis, Cianjur, Sukabumi and Tasikmalaya regencies in West Java, as well as Purworejo in Central Java and Ketapang regency in West Kalimantan. (dis)

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