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LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
February 18, 2021
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
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.