Indonesia

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Added on: 01/19/2024
01/18/2024
JAKARTA, Jan 19 (Openly) – At 53, Mak Luké, a transgender woman, will go to the polls for the first time when Indonesia holds an election on…

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Added on: 01/19/2024
In the heart of Jakarta’s slums, a vibrant transgender community is using fashion to shine a light on their lives and the challenges of living in a…

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Added on: 12/19/2023
12/18/2023
Deep in the slums of Jakarta, a transgender community is using fashion to raise awareness about their lives and the environment in this densely populated, polluted city….

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Added on: 11/11/2023
11/10/2023
Dozens of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Friday, calling for the cancellation of Coldplay’s upcoming concert over the British band’s support for the LGBTQ+ community….

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Added on: 11/10/2023
11/09/2023
Anti-LGBTQ organization Gerakan Nasional Anti LGBT (Granati LGBT) will stage rallies at several locations in Jakarta from 12:00 Nov. 10. The purpose of the action is to…

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Added on: 09/24/2023
09/22/2023
In 2012, an undocumented immigrant from Indonesia named Rio Djiwandana began his studies at Georgetown University. During his first semester, he enrolled in the Deferred Action for…

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Added on: 07/18/2023
Security threats from conservative Islamic groups in Indonesia have forced organizers of a Southeast Asian LGBT event to move it from Jakarta to an undisclosed location. The…

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Added on: 07/14/2023
07/12/2023
The organisers did not disclose the new venue due to security concerns. The event has also drawn attention as Indonesia hosts a regional meeting of Southeast Asian…

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Added on: 06/26/2023
Scanning the cafe between sips of his latte, Abir says caution is the byword of every gay man in Bangladesh. “People have been killed for talking about…

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Added on: 05/19/2023
Support for equal rights for the LGBT community through mainstream media and pop culture has become increasingly widespread in the last few decades. Starting from films, music…

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Added on: 05/15/2023
05/14/2023
The future of Indonesia’s only Islamic community centre for transgender women is in jeopardy after its leader, Shinta Ratri, died in February – and the government says…

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Added on: 03/08/2023
03/07/2023
Activists and an independent journalists’ body in Indonesia have warned the media against giving undue importance to politicians’ efforts to exploit Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)…

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Added on: 02/16/2023
In June 2021, Amani’s girlfriend ended their relationship. Amani told Human Rights Watch that for months prior to the breakup, her girlfriend’s parents had been “refusing to…

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Added on: 12/28/2022
12/27/2022
Two Indonesian soldiers were kicked out of the army and have been sentenced to seven months in jail for having gay sex. Gay sex is currently legal…

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Added on: 12/18/2022
12/17/2022
Sweeping changes to Indonesia’s laws, which will make sex between unmarried partners illegal, has made headlines around the world. Much of the global bewilderment has been on…

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Added on: 12/11/2022
12/10/2022
Indonesia has just approved a long debated new penal code and a provision which has sex and co-habitation outside of marriage illegal has caused alarm. As soon…

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Added on: 12/09/2022
12/09/2022
JAKARTA – Indonesia’s legislation banning sex outside marriage represents a major new threat to the LGBTQ community’s rights in the conservative country, where same-sex unions are not…

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Added on: 12/07/2022
12/6/2022
On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in…

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Added on: 12/05/2022
12/04/2022
The US Government has announced the cancellation of a Visit to Indonesia by President Biden’s Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer,…

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Added on: 10/16/2022
When Indonesian actor Rizky Billar’s spouse reported him to the police last month for alleged domestic abuse, social media users buzzed with chatter about him being a…

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Added on: 09/02/2022
09/01/2022
LIMA, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation for alleged torture over the death in Indonesia last month of a trans Peruvian man who…

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Added on: 08/28/2022
08/26/2022
Indonesian police on Thursday denied accusations of violence from the family of a Harvard University transgender activist who died after being arrested on his honeymoon on the…

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Added on: 08/26/2022
08/25/2022
A Peruvian transgender rights activist has died in police custody in Bali. Police arrested Rodrigo Ventocilla, 32, on 6 August at Denpasar airport, after customs officials found…

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Added on: 07/07/2022
Transmen Indonesia successfully conducted a national assembly to gather trans men and trans masculine people in Indonesia. The event was attended by 21 people from 12 provinces…

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Added on: 06/15/2022
LGBTQ citizens of Indonesia are worried that legislators who are working on an extensive revision of the nation’s criminal code might make forms of LGBTQ sexual activity…

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Added on: 06/03/2022
06/02/2022
Indonesia’s lawmakers are working on reforming the country’s criminal code under a draft bill, known in the country by the acronoym RKUHP. The reforms are an attempt to…

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Added on: 05/25/2022
05/24/2022
Indonesia’s parliament is debating a bill that would outlaw so-called deviant sexual behavior, raising alarm among human rights activists about a possible increase in violence against LGBTQ…

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Added on: 05/24/2022
The Indonesian authorities summoned Monday the British ambassador, Owen Jenkins, to protest the raising of an LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) flag in the embassy, considering…

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Added on: 05/10/2022
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….

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Added on: 02/01/2022
The adoption of the label “LGBT” for Indonesia’s sexual minorities has increased their visibility but also made them a target of conservatives’ hostility, according to author/researcher Hendri…