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.
LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
August 9, 2021
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
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
Tonggo Simangunsong – In 1982, Jusup Jhonny Rianto subscribed to an Indonesian queer zine called Gaya Hidup Ceria (Happy Lifestyle).
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Resty Woro Yuniar – Growing up as someone who does not conform to traditional gender norms is not easy in Indonesia.
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
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
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.
April 12, 2021
A high-profile legal campaigner has said Indonesians would not be welcome in Thailand who left obscene and degrading comments on the page of a newlywed, same-sex Thai couple.
March 12, 2021
Endah Triastuti – As the country with the world's largest Muslim population, Indonesia has no national law against homosexuality other than the 1974 Marriage Law.
March 10, 2021
While not necessarily a milestone for LGBTQ+ rights, Indonesia has legally accepted the sex change of a former athlete, which has nonetheless sparked a discussion for gender fluidity in
March 9, 2021
Bernadus Wijayaka, Jakarta – Aprilia Manganang, once was the key player in the Indonesian women's volleyball team, was confirmed to be a man on Tuesday after he underwent surgery.
February 18, 2021
"It's not too late to return to God. God has not left you. Indonesia is a Muslim country, and we reject all sins.
January 29, 2021
Two gay men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned 77 times each after they were reported to police by vigilantes who raided their apartment.
January 28, 2021
At the Taman Sari building in the Acehnese provincial capital of Banda Aceh, MU and TA grimaced with pain as two executioners flogged each of them 77 times.
January 27, 2021
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – When American tourist Kristen Antoinette Gray began writing about her stay in Bali on Twitter, she apparently had little idea of the controversy she woul
January 20, 2021
Sheany – What happens when you carelessly label a place as queer-friendly without considering the bigger picture?
January 9, 2021
Jessi Lewis – A Central Jawa Court rejected a legal bid by a 31-year-old former Indonesian police officer for reinstatement following dismissal over his sexuality in 2018.
December 30, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesian military (TNI) service personnel who commit immoral acts with the same sex or homosexuals shall be subject to a maximum sentence of 28 months in prison and dismissa