Indonesia: Ex-police brigadier says he was fired for being gay…….


This one got by me, it’s a bit dated by news standards, but important nonetheless…


This is the Islamic “nirvana” Islamic apologists like to point to when asked where is there anything remotely resembling moderate Islam.


Indonesian ex-police brigadier says he was fired for being gay


JAKARTA (Reuters) – A former Indonesian police brigadier has filed a complaint to the human rights commission claiming he was fired for being gay, his lawyers said on Monday, in what could be a test case on discrimination in the Southeast Asian country.


The resident of Semarang city in Central Java, who declined to be identified, also separately sued the provincial police in March alleging a violation of the law on discrimination.


His legal challenges come amid rising government and public hostility toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community (LGBTQ) community in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.


Homosexuality is not a crime in Indonesia, except in the ultra-conservative Islamic province of Aceh, but some religious groups have called for it to be banned. Many members of the LGBTQ community are not open about their sexual orientation.


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