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‘Moral panic’ over gender identity film sparks backlash in Indonesia

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Director gets death threats as 93,000 sign petition to have ‘LGBT film’ Memories of My Body banned lest young ‘imitate behaviour’The release of an award-winning Indonesian film about a male dancer exploring his sexuality has led to a backlash from religious groups in the south-east Asian country.The release of Garin Nugroho’s Memories of My Body comes at a time of increased antagonism towards the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/may/16/moral-panic-over-gender-identity-film-sparks-backlash-in-indonesia

Author : Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Publish date : 2019-05-16 06:00:37

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