Discrimination and harassment by law enforcement is an ongoing and pervasive problem for LGBT people. These experiences make it difficult for officers to effectively police in their communities. Governments and law enforcement departments can adopt laws and policies to improve relationships between law enforcement and LGBT citizens. Discrimination and harassment by law enforcement based on sexual orientation and gender identity is an ongoing and pervasive problem in LGBT communities.
In conservative Indonesia, a gay ex-policeman takes his battle to court | Reuters
Discrimination and Harassment by Law Enforcement Officers in the LGBT Community
I n , when I joined the police, homophobia was rife. For many straight cops, being gay was seen as unnatural. I moved stations and continued to police other gay men under outdated laws, with me and my colleagues often looking for gay men on the canal towpath we could punish for sex acts.
By Stanley Widianto. That is now over and Teguh refiled his suit in August in what rights groups say is the first case of its kind. With the exception of sharia-ruled Aceh province where same-sex relations are banned, homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia although it is generally considered a taboo subject. The Southeast Asian country is, however, becoming less tolerant of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community as some Indonesian politicians become more vocal about having Islam play a larger role in the state. Discrimination and violent attacks against LGBT people have increased in recent years and police have prosecuted members of the community using anti-pornography and other laws.