The story of a marginalized group – Hotli Simanjuntak – The Jakarta Post

A fairly large part of Aceh society feels ill-at-ease with the presence of transvestites. Religious circles even link them to the fable of Sodom and Gomorrah, a biblical story about the destruction of the towns because of their moral decadence, as indicated, among other things, by the emergence of transvestites, homosexuals and lesbians.

Up to now, the story has often been told in public. Consequently, a negative image of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals, known as LGBT, has been formed.