Traditional mores disapprove of homosexuality and cross-dressing , which impacts public policy. Indonesian same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for any of the legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples. Most parts of Indonesia do not have a sodomy law and do not currently criminalise private, non-commercial gay acts among consenting adults, yet Indonesian law does not protect the LGBT community against discrimination and hate crimes. In Aceh , and for Muslims in the city of Palembang , homosexuality is illegal under Islamic Sharia law, and punishable by flogging. Indonesia does not recognise same-sex marriage. In July , the Minister of Religious Affairs stated that it is unacceptable in Indonesia because firmly held religious norms speak strongly against it.
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Indonesia 20 May This photo essay shows their daily life over the course of three months in a moment when hate speech against LGBT people increases in Indonesia. Her mother, Mrs.
Homosexuality in Indonesia is generally considered a taboo subject by both Indonesian civil society and the government. Public discussion of homosexuality in Indonesia has been inhibited by the fact that human sexuality in any form is rarely discussed or depicted openly. Traditional religious mores tend to disapprove of homosexuality and cross-dressing.