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LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage

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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.

April 12, 2021

Coconuts Bangkok - 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

The Conversation - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Asia One - 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

The Guardian - 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

Kumparan - 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

The Guardian - 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

Coconuts Bali - January 20, 2021

Sheany – What happens when you carelessly label a place as queer-friendly without considering the bigger picture?

January 9, 2021

Star Observer - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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

December 29, 2020

The Diplomat - December 29, 2020

Tangguh Chairil and Aisha R. Kusumasomantri – In October, news broke about Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel who were dismissed for being a part of the LGBTQ community.

December 23, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - December 23, 2020

Dozens of parents held a protest outside an elementary school in Medan, North Sumatra today, demanding that the principal step down because he is gay.

Kumparan - December 23, 2020

Scores of parents protested in front of a state primary school (SD) in Medan Tuntungan regency, Medan City, on Wednesday December 23 demanding that the school principle resign because o

LGBTQ Nation - December 23, 2020

Daniel Villarreal – On Wednesday, parents in Medan, a city on the northeastern coast of Indonesia, protested outside of an elementary school in opposition to the school's gay principal.

December 9, 2020

Reuters - December 9, 2020

Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – The first gay policeman to sue the country's police force for wrongful dismissal due to sexual orientation was back in courts this week, determined to be rei

Pink News - December 9, 2020

Lily Wakefield – A former policeman in Indonesia is suing the country's police force for wrongful dismissal over his sexuality, in a landmark case in the conservative nation.

November 27, 2020

Vice - November 27, 2020

Ikhwan Hastanto – Indonesian police have been criticized for placing a trans woman in a male jail cell following her arrest over the weekend.

November 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 25, 2020

Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Activists have strongly condemned law enforcement officials for placing a transgender woman in a men's detention facility, calling it an insensitive move agains

November 21, 2020

Pink News - November 21, 2020

Josh Milton – A gay couple in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, was forcibly dragged out of their homes to a police station and now run the risk of being lashed 100 times all because of their "ill

November 14, 2020

CNN Indonesia - November 14, 2020

Banda Aceh – Residents of Kuta Alam in the Acehnese provincial capital of Aceh have caught a gay couple having same-sex relations at a boarding house.

November 7, 2020

Tempo - November 7, 2020

Jakarta – More than a dozen military and police personnel have been discharged for having a sexual orientation seen as deviant. This is a violation of the Constitution.

October 29, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 29, 2020

Jakarta – A Semarang Police brigadier in Central Java is filing another lawsuit against the force's decision to dishonorably discharge him because of his sexual disorientation.

October 21, 2020

Vice - October 21, 2020

Ikhwan Hastanto – Indonesia's military has vowed to purge LGBT soldiers from its ranks in an escalating campaign that has spread to the police force and alarmed human rights groups.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has raised concerns over the National Police's recent dismissal of a one-star police general based on thei

Tempo - October 21, 2020

Fikri Arigi, Andita Rahma, Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) condemned the acts of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police (Polri) t

October 18, 2020