Indonesia

Global News

Added on: 08/27/2020
08/27/2020
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…

Global News

Added on: 07/04/2020
07/03/2020
On Thursday, the House of Representatives’ Legislation Body (Baleg) officially dropped the long-sought after sexual violence eradication bill from this year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) priority list,…

Global News

Added on: 06/28/2020
06/27/2020
A recent survey about homosexuality acceptance in Indonesia has given gay and human rights activists some hope for a future where the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

Global News

Added on: 06/17/2020
06/16/2020
Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On…

Global News

Added on: 06/12/2020
06/11/2020
Online feminist publication Magdalene.co has suffered a series of cyberattacks over the past month, which has made it difficult for readers to access the website. “Hi friends,…

Global News

Added on: 05/07/2020
05/06/2020
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…

Global News

Added on: 04/26/2020
Indonesian singer and songwriter Kai Mata realised, as a teenager in Jakarta, she liked women more than men – but her realisation was quickly followed by disillusionment….

Global News

Added on: 04/20/2020
04/20/2020
The members of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Manado, North Sulawesi, have joined hands to raise funds and distribute relief aid to those…

Global News

Added on: 04/08/2020
04/08/2020
Indonesian police said on Wednesday they would not bring murder charges against suspects accused of killing a transgender woman by dousing her with petrol and setting her…

Global News

Added on: 03/22/2020
03/21/2020
An Indonesian YouTube star, whose videos about being gay and living with HIV have generated millions of views, is hoping his popular channel will help fight moves…

Global News

Added on: 03/12/2020
While Hollywood has blockbuster queer films Brokeback Mountain (2005), Moonlight (2016) and Call Me By Your Name (2017), social stigmas and cultural taboos mean that LGBTQ+ characters…

Global News

Added on: 03/03/2020
03/03/2020
Indonesia is proposing legislation that would force LGBT+ people into treatment to “cure” their sexuality or gender identity. The “Family Resilience Bill” would force LGBT+ people into…

Global News

Added on: 02/24/2020
02/23/2020
Indonesia’s self-appointed morality police are at it again, this time featuring a university-educated member of the Commission for the Protection of Children (KPAI) who drew public ridicule…

Global News

Added on: 02/20/2020
01/19/2020
A proposed bill to be considered by Indonesian Parliament would compel people with “deviant” sexual persuasions to undergo “rehabilitation”. The so-called Family Resilience Bill, which covers many…

Global News

Added on: 02/17/2020
02/16/2020
After evening prayer at the mosque, 33-year-old Syifa’s* parents asked her to lie down on a prayer rug. As they recited verses from the Quran, Syifa tried…

Global News

Added on: 02/10/2020
On February 10, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) will address Australia’s parliament. Indonesia is often referred to as the democratic success story of Southeast Asia…

Global News

Added on: 01/30/2020
01/29/2020
Sensational headlines, clickbait articles and pseudoscience cannot be tolerated when they promote fear and hatred. Many in the media, including writers and editors, use these techniques to…

Global News

Added on: 01/18/2020
01/18/2020
The massive 2019-2024 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) set by the House of Representatives lists 248 bills, including four proposed omnibus laws, an ambitious undertaking considering that the…

Global News

Added on: 01/15/2020
01/14/2020
Indonesia’s human rights commission on Tuesday condemned plans by a mayor to launch raids targeting the LGBT community in his city after a local man was convicted…

Global News

Added on: 01/11/2020
01/11/2020
In response to reports that the family of Reynhard Sinaga, an Indonesian convicted serial rapist in the United Kingdom, lives in Depok, West Java, the city’s mayor…

Global News

Added on: 01/10/2020
01/09/2020
When the reports surfaced about Britain’s “most prolific rapist” Reynhard Sinaga — an Indonesian national sentenced to life for 150 crimes, including 136 rapes against men —…

Global News

Added on: 01/08/2020
01/07/2020
When Bagia Arif Saputra was growing up in a university town near Jakarta, becoming a jihadist seemed a natural choice for young men like him, who were…

Global News

Added on: 12/23/2019
12/23/2019
Agree or disagree, the exam asked: “I would feel uncomfortable knowing my daughter’s or son’s teacher was homosexual.” Or this, true or false: “The gender composition of…

Global News

Added on: 12/21/2019
2019 has been a mixed year for opponents of the anti-gay laws that still oppress LGBTQ people in dozens of countries worldwide. During 2019, millions fewer people…

Global News

Added on: 11/18/2019
11/18/2019
Adding to the long list of prejudices faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Indonesia, some government institutions are refusing to recruit those…

Global News

Added on: 09/25/2019
09/24/2019
Thousands of students protested at rallies across Indonesia on Monday against a new criminal code that would outlaw sex outside marriage and gay sex, as lawmakers met…

Global News

Added on: 09/23/2019
09/23/2019
“It has been my inner turmoil for the last two years, but today I want to be honest. The rumours that you’ve heard out there about me…

Global News

Added on: 09/21/2019
09/20/2019
Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, has ordered his government to postpone the ratification of a deeply controversial criminal code that would outlaw living together outside marriage, extramarital sex…

Global News

Added on: 07/30/2019
07/28/2019
In his first international television interview since being re-elected in May, Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied being concerned about the rise of fundamentalism in his country, saying…

Global News

Added on: 07/23/2019
07/22/2019
An Indonesian city of nearly two million people is planning an anti-LGBT law. The city council of Depok, not far from the capital Jakarta, is following other…