Indonesia

LGBT Rights in Indonesia


ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Islamic exorcisms used as conversion therapy as Indonesian city moves against LGBT population

An Indonesian city has launched a new campaign to "cleanse" LGBT people of their "social sickness" through religious exorcisms, a move that's been seen as part of the country's growing intolerance towards the…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2018

Another Indonesian city outlaws gay sex

The city council in Pariaman on Nov. 27 approved the new bylaw providing fines of 1 million rupiah (U.S. $70) for behaviors that “are considered LGBT,” the Jakarta Post reported in an Agence France-Presse…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2018

Indonesian city to fine LGBT residents for disturbing ‘public order’

An Indonesian city plans to fine its gay and transgender residents 1m rupiah ($70) for disturbing “public order”, reflecting a rise in discrimination against the Muslim-majority nation’s small LGBT community.  This week,…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2018

Mayor in Indonesia Leads Thousands in Anti-LGBTI March

The mayor of Padang, in West Sumatra, led thousands of city residents on an anti-LGBT march on Sunday (18 November). It is the latest state-sanctioned move to vilify the community in Indonesia. He organized…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2018

Hiding in Fear: What is Life Like for LGBTI Indonesians?

In the last few weeks, regional authorities in Indonesia have launched a slew of anti-LGBTI measures. Gay sex is not illegal in Indonesia. But, since early 2016, ‘government-driven moral panic’ over LGBTI Indonesians has engulfed…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2018

‘Waria’ Told to Leave Their Home in Jakarta Amid Anti-LGBT Campaign

Seven transgender people in Sumur Utara, Klender, East Jakarta, have been told by residents to leave a boarding house they are currently staying at. "We, kampung Sumur residents, reject the presence of LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2018

Depok to Issue anti-LGBT Regulation

The administration of Depok in West Java says it is committed to preparing a regulation to curb a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement that the administration believes is becoming more…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

Anti-LGBTI Sentiment Rises Ahead of Elections

Several regional authorities are planning to create regulations designed to further curtail the rights of the LGBTI community — minority group frequently used as political fodder during election season. Payakumbuh, the second-largest city…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2018

Thousands Attend Anti-LGBT Rally in W. Sumatra, Authorities Promise Harsh Laws to Stop Spread of ‘Virus’

Anti-LGBT hysteria seems to have once again taken hold in some parts of Indonesia, with near daily stories of authorities fanning the flames of hatred with discriminatory acts towards the vilified minority group.…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2018

Indonesia: Fresh Wave of Anti-LGBT Rhetoric, Arrests

Throughout October 2018, government officials in various regencies of West Java province have publicly called for policies that would target LGBT people for arrest and “rehabilitation.” Local decrees and other official documents…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Ring of Fire Caused Palu Quake, Not LGBT Activities

A prominent Indonesian Muslim leader has pilloried Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for claiming that the Palu earthquake was God’s punishment for the immoral activities committed by the LGBTI community there.…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2018

Indonesian Police Arrest Two Men Linked to LGBT Facebook Page

Indonesian police have arrested two men who allegedly operated a Facebook account to facilitate meet-ups for gay people and other sex-related services, a senior officer in the province of West Java said…

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