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Dozen Women Targeted in Bogor Anti-LGBT Raid

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Conservative Lawmaker: Indonesia’s LGBT Community an ‘Emergency’

Following the latest high-profile crackdown on Indonesian LGBT community, leader of one of Indonesia’s most conservative parties has called for more actions

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The Government’s Ban on Gay Hookup Sites

With a newly minted degree in business administration and a year of Mandarin study under his belt, Wandi, 24, was ready for a challenge. And so, last September he took a...

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Local Trans Women Redefine the Notion of Beauty in a ‘Secret Pageant’

LGBT community and activists continue to challenge status quo by secretly organizing a national beauty pageant in Jakarta, while successfully staying away from local...

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Indonesia to Ban LGBT Networking Apps

Over 80 apps and websites with LGBT-related content may soon be banned by the Indonesian government. As the Indonesian LGBT community continues its fight for equal...

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LGBT Rights Questioned in Indonesian Courtroom

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court reviewed anti-LGBT laws in its latest hearing of a lawsuit attended by a group of academics and activists.   The...

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The TV Set

Transgenderism has been hitting the global headlines of late, and Indonesia is a nation with its own cross-dressing traditions. Whilst returning home recently after a...

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Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Sentiments are Diverting Attention from the Problems at Hand

Indonesia’s sudden uproar of anti-LGBT sentiment could be a tactic used by the government to divert public attention away from the nation’s real problems.   ...

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The Straight and Narrow

The neologistic acronym LGBT has been hitting Indonesian headlines this month, as the nation continues its ill-advised trudge towards good-time, thigh-slapping,...

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