Indonesian Court Rejects Call To Criminalise Gay Sex And Sex Outside Of Marriage
Four of the court's nine judges dissented.
How An LGBT Panic Led This Village To Plan An Exorcism In Indonesia
Andi was a dancer from an Indonesian village who believed his gift came from the spirit of a princess living inside him — then a national panic over homosexuality turned his world upside down. J. Lester Feder reports from Central Java province.
Hundreds Of Millions Of People May Soon Be Blocked From Using Grindr
The decision to move forward a ban on apps and websites with LGBT content comes amid a backlash against the LGBT community in Indonesia.
Grindr And 17 Other Apps Face Ban As Indonesia Weighs Criminalizing Homosexuality
The Communications Ministry will convene a meeting this week to consider demands that gay apps be blocked following allegations they were used for selling sex with minors.
Homosexuality Must Be Criminalized To Protect Indonesian Values, Court Told
"Our country has legalized fornication, male rape, and homosexual acts. We’ve allowed our constitution to become too liberal — is that what we want?"
Indonesian Police Say They Disrupted "Same-Sex Wedding" In Rural Java
The report is being used by lawmakers who say the government must block LGBT "propaganda."
The Next Big LGBT "Propaganda" Ban Is Being Written In Indonesia
Lawmakers pledged to begin work after the country's historically moderate Islamic organization declared that "LGBT activities should be prohibited and categorized as crimes.” Rin Hindryati reports from Jakarta and BuzzFeed News' Lester Feder from Washington.
Former Indonesian Cabinet Minister Calls For "Homosexuals" To Be "Put To Death"
The minister, now a member of Parliament, later deleted the tweet under a hail of criticism and alleged he'd been "bullied."
Muslim School For Trans Women Shut Down In Indonesia
The school, which made headlines as a symbol of Indonesia's religious pluralism, has been closed amid an unprecedented wave of anti-LGBT rhetoric in the country.
Indonesia Is Fighting About LGBT Rights Like It Never Has Before
The country, home to more of the world's Muslims than any other country, has never seen this kind of showdown over LGBT rights.