Indonesia

LGBTI Rights in Indonesia


ADDED ON: 10/17/2020

Indonesia Vows Firm Actions Against Soldiers Linked to LGBT

The Indonesian Military said today it will impose strict sanction on soldiers who are proven to involve in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual or Transgender (LGBT) groups. Earlier, rumors circulated that the…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

TikTok under fire after admitting it restricts some international LGBT hashtags

Social media and entertainment giant TikTok have acknowledged that it restricts LGBT-related hashtags following a report published by a research team in Australia. A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2020

Indonesia: Investigate Police Raid on ‘Gay Party’

The Indonesian government should urgently investigate a police raid on a private gathering of 56 men in Jakarta that highlights the threat to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2020

Gay activist braves social curbs to help marginalized

Gay activist Hartoyo has had to overcome both physical and virtual curbs on his movement so that he may continue to feed the urban poor, persecuted members of the LGBT community as…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

‘Difficulties’ surrounding Indonesia sexual violence eradication bill

On Thursday, the House of Representatives’ Legislation Body (Baleg) officially dropped the long-sought after sexual violence eradication bill from this year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) priority list, along with 15 other bills…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2020

Survey on acceptance in Indonesia gives hopes to LGBT community

A recent survey about homosexuality acceptance in Indonesia has given gay and human rights activists some hope for a future where the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community could live without…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On a visit to Senegal in…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2020

Feminist publications Magdalene.co, Konde.co suffer cyberattacks

Online feminist publication Magdalene.co has suffered a series of cyberattacks over the past month, which has made it difficult for readers to access the website. "Hi friends, the Magdalene website often cannot…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2020

Forced exorcisms touted as ‘cure’ for LGBT Indonesians

Andin is haunted by memories of being forced into an exorcism to "save" her from being transgender -- a ritual that could become mandatory for Indonesia's LGBT community if a controversial new…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2020

Lesbian Indonesian singer bats away messages of hate to pen songs about acceptance of LGBT minority and respect for all

Indonesian singer and songwriter Kai Mata realised, as a teenager in Jakarta, she liked women more than men – but her realisation was quickly followed by disillusionment. “There seemed to be no…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2020

Helping others: Manado LGBT community raises funds for COVID-19 food aid

The members of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Manado, North Sulawesi, have joined hands to raise funds and distribute relief aid to those affected by the local COVID-19…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2020

Indonesia police will not bring murder charges in case of transgender woman burned to death

Indonesian police said on Wednesday they would not bring murder charges against suspects accused of killing a transgender woman by dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire. The 43-year-old died…

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