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Padang Detains LGBT Couples and Performs “Exorcisms” On Them

The city of Padang has detained 18 LGBT couples as part of a campaign to ‘cure’ LGBT people through religious exorcisms. Police have so far targeted 10 lesbian...

Sumatran City to Fine LGBT Residents for “Disturbing Public Order”

An Indonesian city plans to slap its gay and transgender residents with a Rp1 million fine for disturbing “public order”, underscoring a marked rise in...

Over 50 Men Attack Transgenders in Bekasi

Dozens of men attacked two waria (transgenders) in Bekasi, West Java, on Monday night. An activist who requested anonimity who knew the victims well said one of them had...

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...

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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...

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...

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.   ...