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Indonesia's LGBTQ community angry at rise of conversion therapies

Islamic 'ruqyah' treatments include extreme methods such as rape and exorcism

JAKARTA -- Kai Mata found herself at the center of a homophobic storm last year when she posted a video of herself online denouncing a draft of bill that included articles on forcing LGBTQ people to undergo conversion therapy to "cure" their sexual orientation or gender identity.

"I am Indonesian and LGBTQ+," the caption of the video posted on Twitter read. "Help stop a bill that would require conversion therapy here in the fourth-most populated country in the world."

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