The law would restrict LGBT+ activities in the region in Indonesia (JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty)
An Indonesian region has drafted an anti-LGBT law because—according to its leader—homosexuality is an “infectious disease.”
Supian Hadi, the regent of East Kotawaringin, welcomed the proposed legislation of creating an anti-LGBT law, saying, “I thank the council for this,” according to The Jakarta Post.
“I hope the plan can materialise as soon as possible because [the rise of LGBT activities] is alarming,” continued Hadi, who is currently serving his second five-year term in office in the regency of more than 400,000 people.
Supian Hadi governs the East Kotawaringin regency in Indonesia (Humaskotim/wiki commons)
Hadi said he was worried because homosexuality was an “infectious disease and against religious norms.”
Other areas of the country have also moved to crack down on queer people ahead of the presidential election in April next year.
Payakumbuh, the second-biggest city in West Sumatra, has drafted revisions to a pre-existing law which would prohibit LGBT+ activities in order to stop “deviant behaviour” from spreading.