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LGBTI Rights in Indonesia


ADDED ON: 01/08/2021

Gay Indonesian policeman loses legal bid for reinstatement – lawyers

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A gay Indonesian policeman dismissed from the force because of his sexual orientation has lost his legal fight to be reinstated, after a Central Java court rejected his lawsuit,…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Breaking the silence on gender identity in Asia Pacific

For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people, coming out and being accepted is still a long winding road to go. Rights activist Rukhshana Kapali has been fighting for…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: The Indonesian Military Case

In October, news broke about Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel who were dismissed for being a part of the LGBTQ community. As of this writing, TNI had fired and incarcerated 16 service members…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2020

Furious parents hold terrifying protest outside school after finding out principal is gay

Furious parents held a protest outside a school in Medan, Indonesia demanding that the principal resign after he was outed as gay on social media.Dozens of parents gathered outside the school on…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

GAY INDONESIAN POLICE OFFICER SUING FOR WRONGFUL DISMISSAL

A former Indonesian police officer is suing the force following his wrongful dismissal due to his sexuality, with the case a ‘first of its kind’ for the country. The plaintiff, 31-year-old Tri…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2020

Firebrand Islamic Cleric Rizieq Shihab Arrested By Police For Holding Mass Gatherings In Violation Of Covid-19 Protocols

Rizieq Shihab, the radical Islamic cleric and leader of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI)in Indonesia, was arrested by Jaon Saturday after undergoing questioning in a case pertaining to the alleged breaching of…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2020

In Indonesia, gay ex-cop takes work battle to court

The first gay Indonesian policeman to sue the conservative country’s police force for wrongful dismissal due to sexual orientation was back in court this week, determined to be reinstated. Tri Teguh Pujianto,…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Placement of trans woman in men’s prison inhumane, unlawful: Activists

Activists have strongly condemned law enforcement officials for placing a transgender woman in a men’s detention facility, calling it an insensitive move against the special needs and security risks of the detainee.…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

The House Drops a Bill That Will Require Indonesians to Turn in Gay Family Members

Jakarta. A controversial bill proposed by an Islamic political party that will dictate how husbands, wives, and family members behave has stalled at the House of Representatives after the National Democratic party…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2020

Gay couple risk 100 lashes after being attacked and dragged out of their home by mob

A gay couple in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, was forcibly dragged out of their homes to a police station and now run the risk of being lashed 100 times all because of their…

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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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