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
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September 18, 2020
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
June 28, 2020
June 26, 2020
Diego Garcia Rodriguez and Khanis Suvianita – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, a group facing worsening discrimination in Indonesia, have been supporting people im
Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – Public acceptance of homosexuality in Indonesia has improved slightly in the past few years, a recently published study by Pew Research Center suggests, tho
June 23, 2020
Michael Ewing – Indonesian media often frames 'LGBT' as antithetical to Indonesian society, contrary to the state ideology, Pancasila, and a foreign imposition.
June 15, 2020
Jakarta – A same-sex couple who recently held a wedding ceremony in Soppeng regency, South Sulawesi have been arrested and accused of falsifying their sexual identities prior to their
Ramadani Saputra, Jakarta – For the past five years, Abi – not his real name – has had three distinct recurring dreams that have almost cost him his sleep.
June 5, 2020
The case of Ferdian Paleka, the YouTuber behind the infamous transphobic viral video, has officially ended with his victims dropping the charges against him and leading to his subseque
June 3, 2020
Stepanus Purba, Medan (iNews.id) – Personnel from the North Sumatra (Sumut) regional police General Crimes Detectives Directorate (ditreskrimum) have uncovered a plus-plus massage parl
May 27, 2020
Ramadani Saputra, Jakarta – At a time when members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community should be able to celebrate their existence without fear of reprisal,
May 10, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – A video showing YouTube prankster Ferdian Paleka – who was arrested on Friday for giving out "aid" packages filled with garbage to transwomen – being ab
May 8, 2020
Istiqomatul Hayati, Jakarta – Police fugitive and Youtube content creator Ferdian Paleka, who briefly evaded police arrest, was eventually nabbed by the Bandung Police on early Friday,
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Vlogger Ferdian Paleka has been arrested after posting a YouTube video of him and his friend apparently pulling a "prank" on transwomen by giving them fake sta
Ferdian Paleka was finally arrested early this morning following almost a week of pursuit, police say, after the YouTuber evaded authorities over his hugely controversial transphobic v
May 7, 2020
Haeril Halim, Jakarta – Andin is haunted by memories of being forced into an exorcism to "save" her from being transgender – a ritual that could become mandatory for Indonesia's LGBT c
May 4, 2020
Kurnia Sari Aziza, Jakarta – A video posted by YouTuber Ferdian Paleka has gone viral on social media after his prank against waria or transwomen was not appreciated by netizens.