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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 …

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 …

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 …

Indonesian Trans Women

Indonesian officials are rounding up transgender women and detaining them in rehabilitation centres, according to a report. The Jakarta Post reported that the city’s social agency has classified trans women – known as “waria” in Indonesia – as people with “social dysfunctional traits”. The agency’s head of rehabilitation affairs, Chaidir, told the publication that the …


Greens senator Janet Rice has written to the Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, calling for action against Indonesia for the discrimination of its LGBTI community. Last weekend, police in the Indonesian province of Aceh conducted raids on beauty salons and detained a number of transgender women, forcibly cutting their hair and making them wear male …

Indonesian Men Caning For Gay Sex

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has narrowly rejected a push by an Islamic activist group to ban gay and extramarital sex in the country.


Indonesia is set to pass a law that would ban the portrayal of LGBTI characters in television shows. The Jakarta Post reported widespread support in the country’s House of Representatives for the new broadcasting bill, which includes a ban on any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender “behaviour” on TV. All shows, including advertisements and documentaries, …