Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and Alternative Policies for Its Alleviation in Minangkabau Community
Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Health Research (ISHR 2019)
Nowadays, phenomenon of LGBT has been increasing and needs to get a serious attention in West Sumatra because it is the biggest risk of HIV / AIDS transmission. This research is to describe the phenomenon of LGBT and alternative policies for its alleviation in Minangkabau community (West Sumatra Province). It is a mixed methods research. Data were collected through interview technique using 147 respondents, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and in-depth interview with LGBT. It was analyzed
... analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The results of the research show that most of respondents (51.03%) were in the age group of 15-25 years old. The age of firstly starting the same sex under the age of 12 years old is 32.7%. There are less harmonious environmental and family factors causing LGBT problem. Then, some of them have never received the religious assistance from experts (75.51%) and psychologists (68.7%). Alternative policy directions in the prevention of LGBT are increasing knowledge about LGBT prevention, optimizing the strengthening of family resilience, improving the application of sociocultural and religious values, and optimizing the monitoring of the social environment. LGBT behavior has been carried out since a young age and it needs alternative policies in order to achieve an integrated alleviation.