Amanda Siddharta – Every Friday night at a house in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, a church group meets to discuss issues surrounding gender and sexuality.
LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
August 7, 2019
August 5, 2019
Max Walden – Indonesia's national police and military have publicly warned about the "risks" of being LGBT, in officials' latest verbal attack against the minority group in the world's
August 4, 2019
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military Information Center (Puspen TNI) has come under fire for publishing a comic strip that discriminates against the lesbian, gay, bise
August 3, 2019
Felix Nathaniel – Social media has been abuzz after the TNI's (Indonesian military) official Twitter account carried a cartoon about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pract
August 2, 2019
Jakarta – The TNI's (Indonesian military) information centre has verified that @Puspen_TNI uploaded a comic strip on its Twitter account explaining the risks of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
July 23, 2019
Irsyan Hasyim, Depok – The Depok City government along with the Depok Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) are discussing a draft regional regulation (raperda) against Lesbian, Gay
Irsyan Hasyim, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) expressed rejection against the plan of Depok administration to pass a regional regulation concerning anti
Rik Glauert – An Indonesian city of nearly two million people is planning an anti-LGBT law.
July 21, 2019
Supriyadi – The Depok municipal Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) has tabled a draft regional regulation (Raperda) against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT).
July 20, 2019
Irsyan Hasyim, Depok – The Depok Love Society has questioned the urgency of planned deliberations on an Anti-Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Draft Regional Regulation or Raperda
July 19, 2019
Andrew M Potts – East Timor, also known as Timor Leste, has celebrated LGBTQI pride for a third year in a row, with a Pride March taking place in the capital, Dili, on July 12.
July 11, 2019
Horrible overcrowding has long been a serious issue in Indonesia's prison, but one that rarely merits much attention from average Indonesians or the local media.
July 8, 2019
The overcrowding in Indonesia's prison system is at near crisis levels.
Mukhlis Dinillah, Bandung – The West Java Ministry of Justice and Human Rights representative office (Kemenkum HAM Jabar) is proposing a special way to handle inmates who have a devian
June 25, 2019
James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – A former Indonesian police officer who was sacked for being gay has decided to fight the country's creeping Islamic fundamentalism by challe
June 4, 2019
Rik Glauert – The head of Indonesia's population and family planning agency has labeled LGBTI citizens the 'main enemy of national development'.
June 3, 2019
Mario Sofia Nasution, Padang – National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) Principle Secretary Nofrijal says that the sexual disease of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
This time, it's from the National Population and Family Planning Board, also known as the BKKBN, which today said homosexuality is not only a disease that can and should be cured, but
May 23, 2019
A former Indonesian cop has vowed to fight for justice after he was dismissed from the police force for being gay, but he's already hit a legal roadblock after a court threw out his la
May 20, 2019
Jakarta – A former Indonesian police brigadier has filed a complaint to the human rights commission claiming he was fired for being gay, his lawyers said on Monday, in what could be a
May 19, 2019
Jakarta – The dismissal of a Central Java regional police officer Brigadier TT was a violation of National Police Chief Regulation (Perkap) Number 8/2009 on the Implementation of Human
May 18, 2019
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International lambasted the National Police for its discriminative stance toward sexual minorities after a 29-year-old brigadier in Semarang, Ce
May 17, 2019
An Indonesian police officer was allegedly fired from the force over his sexual orientation in what is shaping up to be the latest high profile case of state-sanctioned discrimination
May 16, 2019
Saeed Kamali Dehghan – The release of an award-winning Indonesian film about a male dancer exploring his sexuality has led to a backlash from religious groups in the south-east Asian c
While most Muslims see the holy month of Ramadan as a time of peace and reflecting on their own personal relationship with their faith, some in Indonesia use it as a justification to p