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transgender human rights

Indonesian law does not criminalise private, consenting adult same-sex acts. However, in the majority Muslim country, there is an element of societal disapproval. Also, because of the need for social harmony in the diverse country, a citizen’s duties are the priority rather than their rights. Adding even more complexity to the situation for the Indonesian …

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Indonesia gay exorcism

LGBTIQ people in Indonesia are undergoing religious “exorcisms” as a form of “gay conversion” therapy in a bid to cure their “demonic” homosexuality. The Islamic exorcisms, known as “ruqyah”, are being used in parts of Indonesia to cure various physical and mental illnesses. The rituals are televised by an Indonesian TV program of the same …

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transgender human rights

A gang of dozens of men have reportedly stripped, beaten and humiliated two transgender women in West Java in Indonesia this week. The group of 50 to 60 men attacked the two victims with a metal rod on Monday night, forcing one of the women to remove her clothes before insulting her body and cutting …

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Police in Indonesia have arrested 10 women on suspicion of “deviant lesbian activity” and hosed down three transgender women to “cleanse” them, outraging human rights groups. The group of ten people were arrested and detained on Sunday (November 4) in Padang, West Sumatra, on suspicion of “deviant lesbian behaviour.” Head of police Pol Yadrison said …

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Stock photo of hand on chainlink fence

Police in Indonesia have arrested and charged two men who they allege operated an LGBTIQ social page on Facebook. Last Thursday, West Java police raided the house in Batununggal rented by the man, who allegedly created the “Gay Bandung” LGBTIQ Facebook page, the Straits Times reported. Police claimed the men had managed the account since …

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Man accused of gay sex in Aceh in Indonesia is caned in public

Two men accused of having gay sex have been publicly caned 87 times each in the Indonesian province of Aceh. On Friday, Aceh officials staged the public canings of the two men and 13 others in front of a crowd of 300 people who jeered during both of their punishments, CNN reported. Aceh is the …

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Stock photo of hand on chainlink fence

The marginalisation of Indonesia’s LGBTIQ community is fuelling an HIV “epidemic” in the country, according to a new report. The prevalence of HIV among gay men in Indonesia has surged five-fold from 5 per cent in 2007 to 25 per cent in 2015, Human Rights Watch wrote in their Scared In Public and Now No …

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RuPauls Drag Race

A gay Indonesian man has revealed that RuPaul’s Drag Race helped him cope during the “lowest point” of his life. The 21-year-old opened up in a viral Reddit post about the anxiety he faces about his sexuality living in a country that doesn’t accept its LGBTIQ community. The man said he discovered the popular drag …

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Indonesia Chat Show

An Indonesian chat show has received a written warning by the country’s broadcasting authority for simply talking about transgender people on air. The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) said it would sanction Brownis Tonight for airing content that “addressed transgender issues.” KPI central commissioner Hardly Stefano said they’d received complaints about two episodes of the program …

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Indonesian Men Caning For Gay Sex

Two more men have been arrested in the Indonesian province of Aceh and charged with having gay sex, as human rights advocates call for authorities to protect LGBTIQ people from anti-gay vigilantes. The two university students had their rooms forcibly raided by vigilantes last week in Aceh, the only region of the Muslim-majority country where …

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