Indonesia

LGBTI Rights in Indonesia


ADDED ON: 09/02/2022

Peru opens torture investigation over trans man’s death in Indonesia

LIMA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation for alleged torture over the death in Indonesia last month of a trans Peruvian man who died while in custody in…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2022

LGBT activists question Peru’s response to trans man’s death in Indonesia

Indonesian police on Thursday denied accusations of violence from the family of a Harvard University transgender activist who died after being arrested on his honeymoon on the tourist island of Bali. Rodrigo…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2022

Bali: Transgender student dies in police custody

A Peruvian transgender rights activist has died in police custody in Bali. Police arrested Rodrigo Ventocilla, 32, on 6 August at Denpasar airport, after customs officials found what they said were suspicious…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2022

Transmen Indonesia successfully conducted a national assembly

Transmen Indonesia successfully conducted a national assembly to gather trans men and trans masculine people in Indonesia. The event was attended by 21 people from 12 provinces in Indonesia. In the past…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2022

Indonesia’s LGBTQ couples fear Parliament will make their love a crime.

LGBTQ citizens of Indonesia are worried that legislators who are working on an extensive revision of the nation’s criminal code might make forms of LGBTQ sexual activity a criminal offense. Indonesia has…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2022

Indonesia’s LGBTQ community fears crackdown under legal reforms

Indonesia's lawmakers are working on reforming the country's criminal code under a draft bill, known in the country by the acronoym RKUHP. The reforms are an attempt to sweep out a colonial era…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2022

Indonesia may outlaw gay sex amid growing anti-LGBTQ sentiment.

Indonesia’s parliament is debating a bill that would outlaw so-called deviant sexual behavior, raising alarm among human rights activists about a possible increase in violence against LGBTQ people. Homosexuality and extramarital sex…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2022

Indonesia summons British ambassador over LGBT flag.

The Indonesian authorities summoned Monday the British ambassador, Owen Jenkins, to protest the raising of an LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) flag in the embassy, considering it controversial in the Muslim-majority…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Popular Indonesian podcast faces backlash over gay couple episode Popular Indonesian podcast faces backlash over gay couple episode.

A popular Joe Rogan-esque podcast in Indonesia is facing backlash and calls for boycott from the country’s conservatives over a recent episode featuring a gay married couple. Magician-turned-fitness enthusiast-turned-TV personality Deddy Corbuzier,…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2022

Tough times for trans Indonesians, battered by Covid and the label ‘LGBT’.

The adoption of the label “LGBT” for Indonesia’s sexual minorities has increased their visibility but also made them a target of conservatives’ hostility, according to author/researcher Hendri Yulius Wijaya. Covid-19 restrictions have…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2022

Covid takes a toll on transgender entertainers in Indonesia, where even the term LGBT is seen as a threat

It was almost 2pm in one of the outer western suburbs of Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city of more than three million inhabitants. Merry, 50, a transwoman, had just alighted from a bemo, or public…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Banned and blocked: LGBT+ websites censored from Russia to Indonesia

When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist Mikhail Tumasov took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities were quick to catch up.…

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