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New Indonesia sex ban a ‘disaster’ for LGBTIQ people

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Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province have been publicly caned 77 times after neighbours caught and reported them having sex in their home. Dozens of people watched on as authorities whipped the men across the back at Banda Aceh’s Tamansari city park this week. The two men, aged 27 and 29, resided at a boarding …

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A lesbian social media influencer who promoted Bali as “queer-friendly” and an “LGBT haven” during the pandemic is facing deportation from Indonesia. In a series of tweets, American Kristen Gray described how she and her girlfriend, Saundra Alexander, were enjoying the island after arriving early last year. “This island has been amazing because of our …

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Sixty-nine countries worldwide still criminalise consensual same-sex activity and at least half are actively using those laws to persecute LGBTIQ people, a new report has found. That’s according to global advocacy group ILGA World’s latest update to their State-Sponsored Homophobia report, released this week. “As of December 2020, 69 UN member states continue to criminalise …

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Two men in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province are facing a public caning after neighbours caught them having gay sex in their boarding house. CNN Indonesia reported that other residents caught the two men, aged 27 and 28, after the boarding house’s owner noticed one had frequent male guests to his room. Safriadi, the head of …

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Police in Indonesia detained dozens of men who attended a “gay party” in Jakarta after they raided a hotel. Jakarta police spokesperson Yusri Yunus told the Associated Press officers arrested nine people suspected of organising the party, held on Saturday. Police released forty-seven others who participated in the event. But Yunus said police will charge …

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Indonesian YouTuber Ferdian Paleka and two mates last week subjected two homeless trans women and a group of homeless kids to a cruel prank by pretending to distribute charitable food packs. The packs, in fact, contained rotten food and rocks. In a since-deleted video posted to YouTube, Paleka showed his car loaded up with ‘care …

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Two of the men in Indonesia accused of burning a transgender woman to death have been charged with aggravated assault for the horrific crime. The violence took place on April 4 after the men accused Mira of stealing a truck driver’s phone and wallet. Late last week, North Jakarta police announced they had apprehended three …

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Australian LGBTIQ advocates have written to Indonesian authorities to demand justice in the horrific death of a transgender woman in Jakarta. Last weekend, a mob of men doused the woman, Mira, in petrol and burned her alive. A day later, she died of her wounds in hospital. Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) and national …

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A 42-year-old transgender woman in Indonesia was burned alive by a mob of five people who accused her of theft, in a horrifying murder. The victim, named Mira, was accused of stealing a phone and wallet from a truck driver who had parked near her house in Cilincing, in North Jakarta, on April 4. The …

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A lesbian woman in Indonesia has taken to social media to demand a Bill attacking her country’s LGBTIQ community be dropped. The new Bill, backed by some Indonesian MPs, would effectively outlaw homosexuality as “deviant” behaviour, equating it with incest and S&M sex. The law would require anyone “suffering” from such “sexual deviations” to report …

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