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
LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
November 21, 2020
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
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 – 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
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.
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
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
October 16, 2020
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Army (TNI) has stated that it will not tolerate the presence of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual/Transgender (LGBT) groups in thei
Ahmad Faiz Ibnu Sani, Jakarta – Member of the Defense Commission of the House of Representatives (DPR) TB.
The Indonesian Military (TNI) is toughening its stance against LGBT communities and individuals within its ranks following the imprisonment of a chief private for having same-sex relati
Kanavino Ahmad Rizqo, Jakarta – Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) Secretary General Anwar Abbas has asked the Indonesian military (TNI) to take a firm position on soldiers who are lesbian,
October 15, 2020
Elza Astari Retaduari, Jakarta – The Indonesian military (TNI) has reasserted that it will firmly punish soldiers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
Rahel, Jakarta – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issue has again come under the spotlight after several Indonesian military (TNI) personnel were dismissed for having s
September 18, 2020
Joshua Mcdonald – In Jakarta, on the evening of August 29, 2020, a 31-officer police unit raided a private "gay party" of 56 men in a hotel, arresting and charging nine, the alleged eve
September 8, 2020
The Indonesian government has been urged to urgently investigate a police raid on a so-called "gay party" that resulted in the arrests of nine men.
September 5, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Civil groups have criticized the Jakarta Police over the criminalization of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community following a recent raid
September 4, 2020
Emma Powys Maurice – Nine men in Indonesia are facing fines and up to 15 years in jail after police raided a "gay party" in a Jakarta hotel.
Tris Reid-Smith – Indonesian police arrested 56 men in a raid on a 'gay' party and have charged nine of them under pornography laws.
Matt Moore – Jakarta Police have arrested over 50 men at an apartment in Kuningan, South Jakarta, after raiding an alleged 'gay party'.
August 25, 2020
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – Gay activist Hartoyo has had to overcome both physical and virtual curbs on his movement so that he may continue to feed the urban poor, persecuted members of
August 12, 2020
As a trans woman, Hendrika Kelan overcame social barriers in conservative Indonesia to win the support of her community.
July 23, 2020
Kade Newell – On June 25th, the Pew Research Centre released a report titled 'The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists'. The survey that produced this report asked simply: "...
July 8, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – Everyone has the right to an education, they say, but if you are a transwoman student, living in Indonesia, going to college can be a difficult and pain