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June 19, 2022

VOA Indonesia - 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

UCA News - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

The Guardian - June 6, 2022

Lizzie Cernik – In the summer of 2010, Rainer was volunteering at an underground LGBTQ+ film festival in Jakarta.

Surara.com - June 6, 2022

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

Okezone - June 6, 2022

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,

June 2, 2022

CNN Indonesia - June 2, 2022

Jakarta – The country's peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) and the leaders of Islamic ormas (social or mass organisations) have agreed to ask President Joko "Jokowi" W

Coconuts Jakarta - June 2, 2022

Consensual same-sex relations between adults is not a crime in Indonesia, but calls from religious conservatives to make it so have alarmingly gotten louder.

June 1, 2022

Suara Jabar - June 1, 2022

Andi Ahmad S – The regent of Cianjur in West Java, Herman Suherman, claims to have received data on exactly which state civil servants (ASN) within the Cianjur regency government have d

May 31, 2022

AsiaOne - May 31, 2022

The rights of Indonesia's LGBT community are in the spotlight after a shock jock invited a married gay couple to his YouTube talk show, triggering backlash in the Muslim-majority

May 30, 2022

Viva - May 30, 2022

Police have broken up a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) party at a futsal ground in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar.

May 24, 2022

Tempo - May 24, 2022

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Crisis Response Mechanism (CRM) staff Riska Carolina on Monday said she was startled by the statement from the coordinating minister of politics, law, and

CNN Indonesia - May 24, 2022

Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III member Arsul Sani from the Islamic based United Development Party (PPP) has confirmed that the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) will n

May 23, 2022

Straits Times - May 23, 2022

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia summoned Britain's ambassador on Monday (May 23) over an LGBT flag displayed at the British embassy, with Jakarta calling on foreign envoys to respect local se

ABC News - May 23, 2022

Indonesia summoned Britain's ambassador on Monday to explain the raising of an LGBT flag at its embassy and urged foreign missions to respect local "sensitivities" following a backlash

May 22, 2022

Detik.com - May 22, 2022

Jakarta – A rainbow flag was flown alongside the Union Jack at the British Embassy in Jakarta on May 17.

May 20, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - May 20, 2022

LGBT+ rights have seemingly taken a hit lately in Indonesia amid an unsettling wave of homophobia triggered by a controversial podcast.

May 13, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - May 13, 2022

It's not that the Indonesian government has ever been a bastion of LGBTQIA+ rights, but the fiasco surrounding Deddy Corbuzier's podcast has become a reminder of just how homophobic som

May 11, 2022

CNN Indonesia - May 11, 2022

Jakarta – The National Alliance for Criminal Code Reform is demanding transparency from the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) on articles in the Draft Criminal Code (RKU

May 9, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - May 9, 2022

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.

April 17, 2022

CNN Indonesia - April 17, 2022

Jakarta – The International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) is asking the Bogor Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) and the city's mayor to review Bogor Bylaw Number 10

April 14, 2022

Tempo - April 14, 2022

M.A Murtadho, Jakarta – The International NGO Forum on Indonesia Development or INFID asked the Bogor City Government to review its regional regulation or Perda No.

March 30, 2022

Jakarta Globe - March 30, 2022

Vento Saudale, Bogor, West Java – The mayor of Bogor in West Java has been denied participation in a conference organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAI

March 22, 2022

Tempo - March 22, 2022

Mahfuzulloh Al Murtadho, Jakarta – The Civil Coalition for the Rights of Gender and Sexual Diversity (Kami Berani) on Monday protested against Bogor City administration that has issued

March 1, 2022

Indonesia at Melbourne - March 1, 2022

Dede Oetomo – When Dorce Gamalama – a prominent transgender entertainer, singer, talk show host, comedienne and celebrity for the greater part of the last four decades – passed away on

February 20, 2022

Jakarta Post - February 20, 2022

A. Kurniawan Ulung, Yogyakarta – Rully Mallay has made name for herself as Yogyakarta's premiere transgender activist.

February 16, 2022

Jakarta Globe - February 16, 2022

Chairul Fikri, Jakarta – There were debates over the Islamic funeral procedures after trans woman Dorce Gamalama passed away while being treated for Covid-19 at the age of 58 but relati

December 10, 2021

The Conversation - December 10, 2021

Timo Duile – In Western academia, it seems common sense that discrimination should have no place in society, including against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender) peo

November 29, 2021

AsiaOne - November 29, 2021

Johannes NugrohoSouth – Bullied for not being "masculine enough", Bambang Priawan is feeling wretched.

November 21, 2021

Voice of America - November 21, 2021

Vina Mubtadi, Washington – When an Indonesian American, a recent college graduate, collected a $10,000 peace prize she spent the money as soon as she could to realize her winning plan –

October 13, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - October 13, 2021

Superman's son is bisexual, and while the rest of us are here for more representation, various organizations and political parties in Indonesia have called for the comic to be banned.

CNN Indonesia - October 13, 2021

Jakarta – The deputy chairperson of the peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), Anwar Abbas, has asked the government to ban the distribution of DC Comics in which Superma

October 6, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - October 6, 2021

An Indonesian soldier has been sent to prison for having gay sex with multiple men, it has been reported, after documents from his appeal became public recently.

Liputan 6 - October 6, 2021

Jakarta – An Indonesian military (TNI) officer who had same-sex relations with another officer has been found guilty of committing deviant acts by a military tribunal in Surabaya, East

October 5, 2021

Coconuts Bali - October 5, 2021

Religious groups in Indonesia have come out to denounce a transgender beauty pageant Miss Queen that took place in Bali last month, with the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) saying that t

October 4, 2021

Detik News - October 4, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesia Ulama Council (MUI) has spoken out over the Miss Queen Beauty pageant which took place in Bali on September 30 saying that Miss Queen Pageants are not allowed in

August 9, 2021

ABC News - August 9, 2021

Hellena Souisa – After catching the coronavirus, Jenny Mikha was faced with a choice: go out on the streets to find food, and infect more people, or starve.

June 29, 2021

Viva - June 29, 2021

Hardani Triyoga and Dani Randi, Banda Aceh – Banda Aceh Public Order Agency officers (Satpol PP) and the Wilayatul Hisbah (Religious police, WH) have sealed off two beauty salons in Seu

June 23, 2021

Kompas.com - June 23, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Navy Chief of Staff (KSAL) Admiral Yudo Margono has explicitly stated that the Navy will dismiss any personnel from the service if it is proven that the

June 10, 2021

Vice - June 10, 2021

Tonggo Simangunsong – In 1982, Jusup Jhonny Rianto subscribed to an Indonesian queer zine called Gaya Hidup Ceria (Happy Lifestyle).

June 3, 2021

Tempo - June 3, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – LGBT rights group Suara Kita Head Hartoyo said transgenders had so far found difficulties in accessing public services because they did not own identity cards or

June 1, 2021

UCA News - June 1, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – An Indonesian priest has issued an apology after remarks he made on same-sex marriage sparked protests from within the Catholic community, including church leaders

May 25, 2021

The New Lens - May 25, 2021

Leo Galuh – Bandung, Indonesia – Farah Prisiliana woke up at 7 a.m., as she normally does, to start her routine from a rented room in Bandung, the capital of West Java.

UCA News - May 25, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A priest who heads a theology and philosophy school in Indonesia has sparked controversy by claiming the Catholic Church will probably accept same-sex marriages.

May 19, 2021

Reuters - May 19, 2021

Stanley Widianto – Two men embracing on a magazine cover was more than risque for Indonesia, thought LGBT+ researcher Ais, when he first discovered a trove of retro LGBT+ zines in Bali

April 26, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - April 26, 2021

The Home Affairs Ministry is launching a new division at the Citizenship and Civil Records Agency (Dukcapil) dedicated to assist transgender people in applying for and obtaining civil d

AsiaOne - April 26, 2021

Resty Woro Yuniar – Growing up as someone who does not conform to traditional gender norms is not easy in Indonesia.

April 18, 2021

AsiaOne - April 18, 2021

When Suriya Koedsang uploaded photos of his wedding to Facebook on April 4, the 28-year-old Thai never could have imagined the hate his heartwarming post would soon receive from online

April 17, 2021

Pink News - April 17, 2021

Emma Powys Maurice – A same-sex Thai couple who shared their heartwarming wedding photos on social media have been flooded with vicious homophobic hate from Indonesian trolls.

April 14, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - April 14, 2021

The civilized among Indonesia's large internet population are apologizing en masse to Thailand following an ugly cross-border display of homophobia toward their regional neighbors.