Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta has urged citizens to respect and not discriminate against the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
August 3, 2022
July 29, 2022
Septhia Ryanthie, Jakarta – Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka allowed residents, especially youngsters, to hold a street fashion show in the city like the Citayam Fashion Week in Dukuh
Hasya Nindita, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid believes that the remarks by Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria and the Central Jakarta So
July 28, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid in a written statement on Thursday responded to a statement made by Jakarta Deputy Governor
July 27, 2022
Agil Trisetiawan, Solo – The mayor of the Central Java city of Solo, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, says that he does not have a problem if the Citayam Fashion Week is adopted in Solo city.
Makassar – The South Sulawesi branch of Indonesia's peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) believes that the Makassar Fashion Week phenomena has the potential to damage th
July 19, 2022
Jakarta – The Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) student community Student Executive Council (BEM KM) has dismissed a BEM official for uploading a photograph with a rainbow flag backg
June 19, 2022
Indra Yoga – Astronaut and protector of outer space "Buzz Lightyear" cooperates with many characters, including his commander Alisha, who is in love with another woman.
June 8, 2022
Katharina Reny Lestari – Indonesia's military has sentenced two soldiers to eight and nine months in prison respectively for having sex with multiple men.
June 7, 2022
We're beginning to lose track of the number of stories highlighting a recent rise in homophobic sentiment in Indonesia, with the recent temporary closure imposed on a South Jakarta cafe
June 6, 2022
Agung Sandy Lesmana – A video of alleged immoral acts by same-sex couples or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people which occurred at a cafe in the Pancoran area of South
Lizzie Cernik – In the summer of 2010, Rainer was volunteering at an underground LGBTQ+ film festival in Jakarta.
Widya Michelia (MNC Media), Jakarta – The Indonesian military (TNI) has again dismissed and imprisoned rogue TNI soldiers for being proven to have committed homosexual or Lesbian, Gay,
June 2, 2022
Consensual same-sex relations between adults is not a crime in Indonesia, but calls from religious conservatives to make it so have alarmingly gotten louder.
Jakarta – The country's peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) and the leaders of Islamic ormas (social or mass organisations) have agreed to ask President Joko "Jokowi" W
June 1, 2022
Andi Ahmad S – The regent of Cianjur in West Java, Herman Suherman, claims to have received data on exactly which state civil servants (ASN) within the Cianjur regency government have d
May 31, 2022
The rights of Indonesia's LGBT community are in the spotlight after a shock jock invited a married gay couple to his YouTube talk show, triggering backlash in the Muslim-majority
May 30, 2022
Police have broken up a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) party at a futsal ground in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar.
May 24, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Crisis Response Mechanism (CRM) staff Riska Carolina on Monday said she was startled by the statement from the coordinating minister of politics, law, and
Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III member Arsul Sani from the Islamic based United Development Party (PPP) has confirmed that the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) will n
May 23, 2022
Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia summoned Britain's ambassador on Monday (May 23) over an LGBT flag displayed at the British embassy, with Jakarta calling on foreign envoys to respect local se
Indonesia summoned Britain's ambassador on Monday to explain the raising of an LGBT flag at its embassy and urged foreign missions to respect local "sensitivities" following a backlash
May 22, 2022
Jakarta – A rainbow flag was flown alongside the Union Jack at the British Embassy in Jakarta on May 17.
May 20, 2022
LGBT+ rights have seemingly taken a hit lately in Indonesia amid an unsettling wave of homophobia triggered by a controversial podcast.
May 13, 2022
It's not that the Indonesian government has ever been a bastion of LGBTQIA+ rights, but the fiasco surrounding Deddy Corbuzier's podcast has become a reminder of just how homophobic som
May 11, 2022
Jakarta – The National Alliance for Criminal Code Reform is demanding transparency from the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) on articles in the Draft Criminal Code (RKU
May 9, 2022
A popular Joe Rogan-esque podcast in Indonesia is facing backlash and calls for boycott from the country's conservatives over a recent episode featuring a gay married couple.
April 17, 2022
Jakarta – The International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) is asking the Bogor Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) and the city's mayor to review Bogor Bylaw Number 10
April 14, 2022
M.A Murtadho, Jakarta – The International NGO Forum on Indonesia Development or INFID asked the Bogor City Government to review its regional regulation or Perda No.
March 30, 2022
Vento Saudale, Bogor, West Java – The mayor of Bogor in West Java has been denied participation in a conference organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAI
March 22, 2022
Mahfuzulloh Al Murtadho, Jakarta – The Civil Coalition for the Rights of Gender and Sexual Diversity (Kami Berani) on Monday protested against Bogor City administration that has issued
March 1, 2022
Dede Oetomo – When Dorce Gamalama – a prominent transgender entertainer, singer, talk show host, comedienne and celebrity for the greater part of the last four decades – passed away on
February 20, 2022
A. Kurniawan Ulung, Yogyakarta – Rully Mallay has made name for herself as Yogyakarta's premiere transgender activist.
February 16, 2022
Chairul Fikri, Jakarta – There were debates over the Islamic funeral procedures after trans woman Dorce Gamalama passed away while being treated for Covid-19 at the age of 58 but relati
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
Johannes NugrohoSouth – Bullied for not being "masculine enough", Bambang Priawan is feeling wretched.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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