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
LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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