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LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
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March 6, 2023
February 25, 2023
Seth Mydans – Shinta Ratri, the leader of an Islamic boarding school that offers a haven for transgender women in Indonesia, died on Feb.
February 14, 2023
Amar Alfikar – "Trans women have the right to worship.
February 8, 2023
Made Supriatma – Joko Widodo's son-in-law, Medan mayor Bobby Nasution, kicked off 2023 with a controversial remark which might prove to be more bane than boon for the aspiring rookie po
February 2, 2023
Zara Powell, Jakarta – Influential waria (transgender) figure and founder of the Al-Fatah Waria pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Yogyakarta, Shinta Ratri died on Wednesday.
February 1, 2023
Shinta Ratri will forever be missed as somebody who fought for religious inclusivity on behalf of those who may have felt deserted and alone.
January 30, 2023
Hakim Ghani, Garut – A coalition of civil society organisations is protesting a number of proposed Anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) draft regional regulations (Raperda
January 27, 2023
January 26, 2023
Sudirman Wamad, Bandung – The sudden emergence of a discourse on drafting an anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) regional regulation (Perda) in the West Java (Jabar) prov
January 24, 2023
Bandung – The Bandung municipal government (Pemkot) in West Java has declared its support for the drafting of a prohibition in the form of a regional regulation (Perda) against Lesbian,
January 11, 2023
Stanley Widianto, Jakarta, Indonesia – Transgender Indonesian woman Chika Ananda Putrie wakes every morning in her decrepit rented room in a Jakarta slum, worried for her safety because
January 5, 2023
Nugroho Nafika Kassa, Makassar – This year the government of the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar will begin deliberating a draft bylaw (Ranperda) on deviant sexual behavio
January 3, 2023
The city of Medan no longer welcomes sexual minorities (this country's constitution notwithstanding) according to its mayor Bobby Nasution, who declared the North Sumatra capital "anti-
January 1, 2023
Medan (Detik Sumut) – Bobby Nasution, the mayor of the North Sumatra city of Medan, has stressed that they reject Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) behaviour.
December 27, 2022
Molly Sprayregen – Two Indonesian soldiers were kicked out of the army and have been sentenced to seven months in jail for having gay sex.
December 21, 2022
After dawn in a small eastern Indonesia town, a young man holds an ornate umbrella over non-binary priest Puang Matowa Nani, as they walk barefoot to a nearby pond to perform the annual
December 8, 2022
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 r
December 7, 2022
Douglas Magaletti – On Tuesday, in a unanimous vote, the Indonesian Parliament made sex outside of marriage illegal.
December 5, 2022
Indonesian Church activists lamented the cancellation of the visit of the US special envoy to advance the rights of LGBTQI+ persons following opposition from hardline Muslim groups.
December 3, 2022
Daniel Ahmad, Jakarta – United States Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons Jessica Stern has cancelled
December 2, 2022
Jakarta, Indonesia – The United States has canceled a trip to Indonesia by a special envoy on LGBTQ rights after the country's most influential Islamic group objected to the visit.
Jakarta – The chairperson of Nahdlatul Ulama's Central Board (PBNU), Ahmad Fahrurrozi, says he does not have a problem with a planned visit by the US Special Envoy to Advance the Human
Diego Garcia Rodriguez – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual (LGBT+) individuals in Indonesia have been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic by multi-layered discrimin
Major Islamic organizations are voicing their outrage over plans by the US to send a special envoy for the advancement of LGBTQ+ rights in Indonesia.
November 30, 2022
Jakarta – Two Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers have been given a seven-month jail term for having gay sex, which is banned by the nation's military as "inappropriate behaviour".
September 29, 2022
Li-Li Chen – On 19 April, Timor-Leste held the second round of voting in its 2022 presidential election.
September 26, 2022
Koran Tempo – Tens of thousands of transgender people are threatened with losing their right to vote in the 2024 General Elections due to a lack of citizen documents.
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The democratic festivity is a bleak period for trans women in Aceh.
September 13, 2022
Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – The II-08 Jakarta Military Tribunal has handed down prison sentences and dismissed three more rogue TNI (Indonesian military) personnel who were proven to have in
September 12, 2022
Jakarta – The Jakarta II-08 Military Tribunal has handed down prison sentences and dismissed two TNI (Indonesian military) sergeants in separate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (
The Indonesian Military (TNI) has dishonorably discharged and jailed two sergeants over gay sex, which, as we've well established by now, goes against the military's morality and crimin
September 3, 2022
Jakarta – When one of our citizens dies an unnatural death in a foreign country, the government has a duty to find out why it happened and see to it that justice is upheld.
September 2, 2022
Lima, Peru – Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation for alleged torture over the death in Bali last month of a trans Peruvian man who died while in custody in the tourist isl
August 27, 2022
Jakarta – Nonbinary people have been making waves on social media this past week, thanks to the courage of a student at Hasanuddin University in Makassar, South Sulawesi, who openly dec
August 26, 2022
Denpasar, Bali – The National Police on Thursday denied accusations of violence from the family of a Harvard University transgender activist who died after being arrested on his honeymo
Marcelo Rochabrun, Lima – LGBT activists in Peru held a protest on Friday questioning how their government handled the death of a Peruvian transgender man in Indonesia earlier this mont
August 22, 2022
A university in Makassar, South Sulawesi has apologized to a freshman after faculty members discriminated against the student after they identified as non-binary.
August 3, 2022
Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta has urged citizens to respect and not discriminate against the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
July 29, 2022
Hasya Nindita, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid believes that the remarks by Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria and the Central Jakarta So
Septhia Ryanthie, Jakarta – Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka allowed residents, especially youngsters, to hold a street fashion show in the city like the Citayam Fashion Week in Dukuh
July 28, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid in a written statement on Thursday responded to a statement made by Jakarta Deputy Governor
July 27, 2022
Makassar – The South Sulawesi branch of Indonesia's peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) believes that the Makassar Fashion Week phenomena has the potential to damage th
Agil Trisetiawan, Solo – The mayor of the Central Java city of Solo, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, says that he does not have a problem if the Citayam Fashion Week is adopted in Solo city.
July 19, 2022
Jakarta – The Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) student community Student Executive Council (BEM KM) has dismissed a BEM official for uploading a photograph with a rainbow flag backg
June 19, 2022
Indra Yoga – Astronaut and protector of outer space "Buzz Lightyear" cooperates with many characters, including his commander Alisha, who is in love with another woman.
June 8, 2022
Katharina Reny Lestari – Indonesia's military has sentenced two soldiers to eight and nine months in prison respectively for having sex with multiple men.
June 7, 2022
We're beginning to lose track of the number of stories highlighting a recent rise in homophobic sentiment in Indonesia, with the recent temporary closure imposed on a South Jakarta cafe
June 6, 2022
Lizzie Cernik – In the summer of 2010, Rainer was volunteering at an underground LGBTQ+ film festival in Jakarta.
Agung Sandy Lesmana – A video of alleged immoral acts by same-sex couples or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people which occurred at a cafe in the Pancoran area of South
Widya Michelia (MNC Media), Jakarta – The Indonesian military (TNI) has again dismissed and imprisoned rogue TNI soldiers for being proven to have committed homosexual or Lesbian, Gay,