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LGBTI Rights in Indonesia


ADDED ON: 03/16/2021

Indonesia’s LGBTQ community angry at rise of conversion therapies

Kai Mata found herself at the center of a homophobic storm last year when she posted a video of herself online denouncing a draft of bill that included articles on forcing LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban

The Federal Court of Malaysia has ruled that the state of Selangor has no power to uphold a shariah law that declares it an offense to engage in same-sex intercourse. This decision…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Indonesia’s Controversial Conversion Therapy

Just last month, Kristen Antoinette Gray, an American tourist, and her girlfriend were deported from the Indonesian resort island of Bali after her tweet that celebrated the island as a low-cost and…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2021

Conversion therapy survivors sent horrifying messages offering to ‘help make them normal’

LGBT+ activists in Indonesia have reportedly been harassed by an Instagram account offering conversion therapy for “individuals who are confused about their sexual identity”. The account, which which was set to private…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

How to come out when ‘gay’ isn’t in your language? LGBT website provides translation resources for sexual minorities in Asia

When 13-year-old Tien wants to tell his mother he’s gay, he goes to the library. But he quickly realises there aren’t any appropriate words for homosexuality in Vietnamese. He eventually finds a…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2021

2 men caned 77 times for having sex in Indonesia’s Aceh

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Two men in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province were publicly caned each 77 times Thursday after neighbors reported them to Islamic religious police for having sex. Dozens of people…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2021

We live here’: fears tourist tweets on gay lifestyle may backfire on Bali’s LGBT community

When American tourist Kristen Antoinette Gray began writing about her stay in Bali on Twitter, she apparently had little idea of the controversy she would cause. Gray and her girlfriend had travelled…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2021

She Raved About LGBT Lifestyle. Now She’s Been Deported

(NEWSER) – For Kristen Gray, Bali proved to be a dream come true, and the 28-year-old American wanted to share that dream—specifically, how the island is tolerant toward the LGBT community and…

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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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