LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
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.
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Queer Language Club (QLC) regrets that transwomen or transgender women are not subjected by the government coronavirus (COVID-19) social assistance througho
One would hope that, in these challenging times, basic human decency is alive and well.
April 27, 2020
Patrick Kelleher – Kai Mata, a lesbian singer-songwriter from Indonesia has hit out at the "massive discrimination and deep-rooted homophobia" in her home country.
April 21, 2020
Asip Hasani, Surabaya – The East Java Police have launched an investigation into a police officer suspected of having deceived a man into a same-sex relationship after photos depicting
April 20, 2020
Agustinus Hari, Manado, North Sulawesi – The members of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Manado, North Sulawesi, have joined hands to raise funds and distr
April 15, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – The heinous fate that befell Mira, a 42-year-old trans woman who was burned to death in Cilincing, North Jakarta, has prompted activists and advocacy groups to
April 13, 2020
Sri Utami/J-3 – The contemptible act which befell Mira has ignited people's anger with prayers from several communities doing the rounds on social media.
April 10, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The North Jakarta Police have charged a group of men who allegedly burned a 42-year-old transgender woman to death with aggravated assault.
April 9, 2020
Jordan Hirst – Australian LGBTIQ advocates have written to Indonesian authorities to demand justice in the horrific death of a transgender woman in Jakarta.
Two men who allegedly burned a 43-year-old transwoman alive in North Jakarta on Saturday has been charged with aggravated assault leading to her death, police say, and not murder, as o