Study of Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Mapping in West Sumatra


Increasing of the LGBT phenomenon in West Sumatra become the biggest risk of HIV/AIDS transmission. The sexual between man 24 times more risk than the general population. This study used Mixed Method with 147 LGBT respondents as samples in West Sumatra in February-November 2018. The data collection was conducted through guided interviews using questionnaire continue with Focus Group Discussion. The results revealed the causes of LGBT were disappointed by the opposite sex (14%), were in the LGBT environment (13.8%), seduced (12.9%)and sodomy when small (8.4%). Judging from LGBT sexual behavior, 54.4% of respondents did not have permanent partner, the highest place for LGBT sexual intercourse was apartment (51.8%). They get sex partners by online media (58.7%). Respondent views regarding customs, religion and expectations, their agreed that Minangkabau did not allow LGBT, religion condemned LGBT and the respondents wished to return to normal life. Regarding the legality of LGBT 65.3% said they disagreed with the same gender marriage. The health problems cause of LGBT, 12.9% of respondents experienced sexually transmitted infections, 15.6% were infected with HIV/AIDS and 20.4% tried to commit suicide. The concluded LGBT in West Sumatra can cause sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and anxiety.


LGBT, HIV/AIDS, Sumatera Barat.


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