In January 2016 some Indonesian politicians and officials began making a series of anti-LGBT comments. They called LGBT rights activism everything propaganda to a proxy war. “LGBT issues can damage national security, ,identity, culture and the faith of Indonesians.” Mahfudz Siddiq, House of Representatives member “The LGBT community is a serious threat to the nation. It should not be allowed to grow or be given any room to conduct its activities.” Nasir Djamil, Prosperous Justice Party Politician “It [homosexuality] should be banned because it does not fit with the culture of Indonesia. As a movement, the existence of LGBT must be opposed.” Zulkiflli Hasan, People’s Consultative Assembly Chairman The outpouring of intolerance has resulted in proposals of laws which pose a serious threat to the rights and safety of LGBT Indonesians.