A newly instated Indonesia Tumblr ban has completely blocked the popular microblogging and social media platform from the Asian nation because of its porn
One liberal politician says that the new Indonesia gay sex law won’t criminalize private sex acts, but recent events in the island nation suggest otherwise
After a request to block LGBTQ apps in Indonesia, Google has partially complied, raising questions about complicity in the country’s anti-LGBTQ crackdown
In a horrifying new report out of Indonesia, 12 Indonesian transgender women were arrested before police shaved their heads and paraded them around
Indonesia just asked Google to prevent its citizens from being able to download 70 LGBT apps, part of the country’s continuing crackdown on LGBT people.
Golden Gaytime, a rainbow-colored ice cream treat, has Indonesian homophobes threatening a boycott. The only problem: It isn’t sold in Indonesia
The games had to remove its logos and cancel three sporting events after authorities interfered in the annual competition
The 16th annual Strait Games starts next week in Bali, Indonesia’s tropical paradise — it’s a world and an event full of ancient culture and surprises
Indonesia’s gay canings have given the country a bad yet well-deserved reputation as inhospitable to LGBTQ people, and now the country wants to change that
In Indonesia, four bodybuilders recently protested LGBTQ people — it’d be funny if the nation’s recent wave of anti-LGBTQ politics weren’t so horrifying
The police chief of West Java just announced a taskforce for disrupting LGBTQ peoples’ “secret parties,” a disturbing development considering recent events
Police in the capital city of Jakarta have arrested 141 men from the Atlantis sauna and charged them violating national porn and prostitution laws
Though Indonesia is a popular tourist destination, gay people may want to think twice about visiting. In the province of Aceh, being gay is punishable by 100 lashes with a cane. And tourists are not exempt from this law.
Thankfully, even though homosexuality is illegal in Indonesia, gay Indonesians are fighting back. Gay Indonesia is represented by groups like Arus Pelangi, who are fighting against the right-wing religious zealots who want to punish people for living their lives.
Homophobia in Indonesia continues despite the fact that their discrimination costs the country up to $12 Billion — with a B — a year. Hating gay Indonesians comes with a hefty price tag.
Still, this backwards, costly policy continues. The anti-gay crackdown continues — including in the capital city of Jakarta — including a new taskforce set to punish LGBTQ Indonesians. Hopefully groups like Arus Pelangi and Amnesty International can stop the hate, and keep this beautiful country from sullying itself further with homophobia and religious zealotry.