Tag Archive | Indonesia

Blocked: LGBT+ websites from Russia to Indonesia

Blocked: LGBT+ websites from Russia to Indonesia

When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist, Mikhail Tumasov, took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities were quick to catch up. Tumasov said the country’s internet regulator had tried repeatedly to shut down his group’s website under the terms of Russia’s 2013 ‘anti-gay propaganda’ […]

Indonesia: Old LGBT+ magazines digitised

Indonesia: Old LGBT+ magazines digitised

(Reuters) – Two men embracing on a magazine cover was more than risqué for Indonesia, thought LGBT+ researcher, Ais, when he first discovered a trove of retro LGBT+ zines in Bali last year. “Suddenly it felt like I was a part of something bigger than myself,” said Ais, 29, who does not want to reveal […]

Indonesia: Gay policeman loses bid for reinstatement – lawyers

Indonesia: Gay policeman loses bid for reinstatement – lawyers

(Reuters) – A gay Indonesian policeman, dismissed from the force because of his sexual orientation, has lost his legal fight to be reinstated, after a Central Java court rejected his lawsuit, his lawyers said on Thursday. Tri Teguh Pujianto, a 31-year-old former police brigadier, was fired in 2018, after 10 years in the job, after […]

Indonesia: Gay ex-policeman takes battle to court

Indonesia: Gay ex-policeman takes battle to court

(Reuters) – The first gay Indonesian policeman to sue the conservative country’s police force, for wrongful dismissal due to sexual orientation, was back in courts this week, determined to be reinstated. Tri Teguh Pujianto, a 31-year-old former police brigadier was fired in 2018, after 10 years on the job, after police in a different town […]

Indonesia: Bill on family targets LGBT and surrogacy

Indonesia: Bill on family targets LGBT and surrogacy

(Reuters) – Politicians from four Indonesian parties are backing a so-called ‘Family Resilience’, bill that would outlaw surrogacy and require LGBT people to seek treatment at rehabilitation centres, prompting outrage on social media and criticism from activists. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, is seeing a shift towards greater conservatism, including growing state and […]

Indonesia: AG’s office condemned for LGBT recruits ban

Indonesia: AG’s office condemned for LGBT recruits ban

(Reuters) – Indonesia’s human rights commission condemned on Monday the attorney-general’s office, for barring LGBT people from applying for posts. It did not want people with what it called “sexual orientation deviations”. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, has seen growing state and public hostility towards the LGBT community.

Indonesia: President urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law changes

Indonesia: President urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law changes

Indonesia’s president, who on Friday ordered lawmakers to delay a planned vote on updates to the country’s penal code, has been urged to scrap the changes, as they would further persecute the country’s beleaguered LGBT+ community. Under draft laws agreed by lawmakers and the government earlier this week, unmarried couples who “live together as a […]

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

The Indonesian parliament should substantially revise the proposed new criminal code to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch has stated. The current bill contains articles that will violate the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people, as well as freedom of speech and association. “Indonesia’s draft criminal code is disastrous not only for […]

Indonesia: Director calls for LGBT+ debate after film ban

Indonesia: Director calls for LGBT+ debate after film ban

An Indonesian director who received death threats over his latest film warned against a return to authoritarianism on Friday, calling for more debate on LGBT+ issues. Garin Nugroho’s “Memories of my Body”, about a male dancer exploring his sexuality and gender identity, has won prestigious awards and been shown at international film festivals. But its […]

Indonesian city plans to fine residents for “LGBT behaviour”

Indonesian city plans to fine residents for “LGBT behaviour”

(Reuters) – An Indonesian city has approved a bye-law to fine gay or transgender people up to 1 million rupiah [€61.55] ($70) for behaviour that could “disturb public order” or be considered immoral, the city’s deputy mayor said on Friday. The regulation is the latest example of a rise in government and public hostility towards […]