LGBT's Caught Up in Election Pandering
Violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is increasing as the 2019 General Elections approach. Indications show that the police are among their persecutors. Along with communism, LGBTs are the most abhorred group.
Senior Adjunct Commissioner Ahmad Untung Surianata alias Untung Sangaji, Chief of the North Aceh District Police Department, feels that the threat posed by transvestites is worse than that of terrorism. Transvestitism is a contagious disease which must be eradicated, Untung said. ¡°Excuse me if I smash anything having to do with transvestitism,¡± the police officer said on Saturday night two weeks ago.
That Saturday night, Untung led his men...