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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

LGBT activists shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta against a planned revision to Indonesia's criminal code to criminalize unmarried and gay sex, in this February 2018 file photo.   © AP

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.

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