Indonesia's top Muslim body seeks ban on gay film fest - Times LIVE
Q! is in its ninth edition and has become the biggest festival of its kind in Asia and the only one in the Muslim world, testifying to Indonesia's reputation as a moderate and generally tolerant country.
But religious intolerance has been on the rise in recent years, with the authorities unable or unwilling to prevent vigilante outfits from attacking and intimidating minority groups in the name of Islam.
Voices of Islamic conservatism are growing louder and more strident.
Communications Minister Tifatul Sembiring on Wednesday posted comments on microblogging website Twitter blaming "perverted sex acts" for the spread of AIDS, and quoted a Koranic verse about stoning homosexuals.
I don't define someone soley by one facet of their personality or life. Being homosexual doesn't make someone a bad person or less than human any more than being heterosexual means you aren't a ****tard.