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Thousands Protest LGBT Community in Bogor

Thousands of Muslims from various organisations in Bogor city staged a protest rally against the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on Friday,...

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Police Arrest 10 Women Suspected of “Being Lesbians”

Police in Padang, West Sumatra arrested the 10 women after someone reported them for being LGBTI. The person saw a photo of one of the women kissing and hugging another...

Bandung: Gay Couple Arrested for Running LGBT Facebook Page

The Police have arrested a man and his partner for allegedly running a Facebook page for the gay community in Bandung, West Java, in Indonesia’s first case of...

Go-Jek Vice President’s Post Supporting LGBT Rights Gets Backlash

LGBT people in Indonesia are facing renewed pressure after a ride-sharing company’s message of support triggered an anti-gay response in the world’s largest...

Bali Beauty Pageant Promoting Equality, HIV Education Forced to Cancel

A Bali beauty pageant promoting HIV education and equality has been called off after mounting pressure from hardline anti-LGBT groups. The event, organized by Yayasan...

Man Allegedly Kills Person Who Added Him to an LGBT WhatsApp Group

The police have arrested a man for allegedly killing 33-year-old Ali, whose dead body was found in Waru alley in Cawang, East Jakarta, on Monday night. The suspect was...

Four Men Face 100 Lashes in Aceh For Alleged Gay Sex

Rights activists called on Tuesday for Aceh province to release four people detained on suspicion of having homosexual sex, amid concerns over the persecution of the...

Indonesian City To Set Up An LGBT “taskforce”

(Telegraph) The Indonesian city of Depok has announced it will set up a “taskforce” to control the activities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

51 Men Arrested in Police Gay Spa Raid in Jakarta

Up to 51 men have been arrested by the police in a raid on a “gay spa” in North Jakarta on Friday. Among those arrested are several foreigners including four Chinese...

Indonesian Lawmakers Mulling Over Ban on Gay TV Characters

Lawmakers in Indonesia are considering banning LGBTQ characters from national television shows in yet another effort to clamp down on gay activities in the country. The...

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Dozen Women Targeted in Bogor Anti-LGBT Raid

A dozen women have been arrested in an anti-LGBT raid on a Bogor home Friday night, Sept. 1, after police received a tip-off the women are engaged in same-sex...

Aceh Canings To Be Conducted In Private

Public caning punishments in the North Sumatra province of Aceh, which practices Sharia law, has long been controversial courting international condemnation, now...

Muslim Leaders Call For Starbucks Boycott Over Pro-LGBT Stance

Some of Indonesia’s most prominent Muslim leaders have called for a boycott of US coffee chain Starbucks after becoming aware of pro-LGBT and marriage equality...

How Indonesia’s Hatred Towards LGBT Affects Communities

While Indonesia officially recognizes a number of religions and perspectives, the country is largely conservative in social values. This has led to vilification and...