Indonesia

LGBTI Rights in Indonesia


ADDED ON: 01/29/2023

Plans for anti-LGBT bylaws raise specter of persecution

State-sponsored discrimination looks to be on the rise in the country ahead of the 2024 general elections, with plans to enact new anti-LGBT bylaws in several regions gaining traction after the mayor…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2023

Indonesia’s transgender community fears threat posed by new law

JAKARTA: Transgender Indonesian woman Chika Ananda Putrie wakes every morning in her decrepit rented room in a Jakarta slum, worried for her safety because of her gender identity. She saw some of…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2023

Indonesia’s transgender community fears threat posed by new law

Transgender Indonesian woman Chika Ananda Putrie wakes every morning in her decrepit rented room in a Jakarta slum, worried for her safety because of her gender identity. She saw some of her…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2023

Jokowi’s son-in-law blasted for saying Indonesia’s Medan is ‘anti-LGBT’

The mayor of Medan has attracted criticism for describing the Indonesian city as “LGBT-free” and spewing a homophobic diatribe at men who spent New Year’s Eve cosying up to each other. Bobby…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2022

Indonesian soldiers jailed for having gay sex as anti-LGBTQ+ crackdown continues

Two Indonesian soldiers were kicked out of the army and have been sentenced to seven months in jail for having gay sex. Gay sex is currently legal for civilians in most of…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2022

Forgotten victims of Indonesia’s new sex outside marriage ban

Sweeping changes to Indonesia’s laws, which will make sex between unmarried partners illegal, has made headlines around the world. Much of the global bewilderment has been on how that might affect couples…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2022

Will Indonesia’s new ‘no sex before marriage’ laws target LGBT couples?

Indonesia has just approved a long debated new penal code and a provision which has sex and co-habitation outside of marriage illegal has caused alarm. As soon as the new laws were…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2022

Indonesia’s new sex laws ‘nail in coffin’ for LGBTQ rights

JAKARTA – Indonesia’s legislation banning sex outside marriage represents a major new threat to the LGBTQ community’s rights in the conservative country, where same-sex unions are not recognised. “It’s another nail in the…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2022

US Cancels LGBTI+ Special Envoy RI Visit

The US Government has announced the cancellation of a Visit to Indonesia by President Biden’s Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Jessica Stern. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2022

In Indonesia, ‘LGBT’ label is linked to criminal guilt amid ‘societal homophobia’

When Indonesian actor Rizky Billar’s spouse reported him to the police last month for alleged domestic abuse, social media users buzzed with chatter about him being a “wife-beater”. But as the scandal…

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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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