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The Indonesian government is facing global condemnation after posting employment opportunities the banned LGBTI applicants. According to reports by The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s ministries of Trade and Defence, along with the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) listed employment opportunities for civil servant positions that excluded applicants who were “mentally disabled” or showed “sexual orientation or behavioural

Searching for that elusive holiday adventure can sometimes be tricky for the LGBT+ traveller who on the one hand loves to find something exotic and undiscovered but needs to make sure they weight that up with safety and a sense of belonging in the country they visit. The global travel experts at Abercrombie & Kent

The largest gay dating app in China, Blued, is set to list be listed on the US stock exchange and could be valued as much as $1 billion. Blued boasts more than 40 million users and it’s suggested could be the largest gay app in the world even surpassing Grindr, which is also owned by

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators on Wednesday questioned the Federal Aviation Administration oversight of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX as the agency defended the longstanding practice of deferring much of the process of certifying new aircraft to manufacturers. At a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, the panel’s chair, Republican Susan Collins, and numerous Democrats criticized the FAA’s interaction with Boeing, saying the agency faced pressure from the company to get its new plane approved on schedule. Boeing’s...
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In April, Aceh passed a law to no longer do this in public Authorities flogged a gay couple more than 80 times each in Indonesia’s conservative province Aceh on Friday (13 July). According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the men were part of a group of 15 who were flogged in front of a vocal crowd. Authorities punished them for having gay sex. Islamic law in the province outlaws such acts. Aceh is the only Indonesian province to enforce such Islamic...
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It seems our fears have come to fruition as Indonesia is gearing up to officially make homosexuality illegal. We’ve been watching the country’s increased hostility towards LGBTQ people in the past two years or so. To go along with that increase in social intolerance towards LGBTQ people, the government has become exceedingly volatile when it came to the treatment of its citizens. Now, it seems the politicians are preparing to make homosexuality officially illegal, so that they don’t have to use...
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Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said efforts to ban homosexuality "create unnecessary divisions." Indonesia has ramped up discrimination and abuse against the LGBT community, and insiders say a law banning same-sex relations could be coming as soon as next week. On Wednesday, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warned the Indonesian government that such measures are “deeply wrong.” “The hateful rhetoric against this community that is being cultivated seemingly for cynical political purposes will only deepen their suffering and create unnecessary divisions,” Zeid,...
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New guidelines claim gays and bisexuals "have an identity crisis" and are susceptible to "emotional problems such as depression." Indonesia’s Health Ministry declared homosexuality a “mental disorder” this week, the first step toward what activists worry is all-out criminalization of same-sex relations. On Friday, the ministry announced it was updating its guidelines to reflect a 2016 report from the Indonesia Psychiatrists Association that stated “gays and bisexuals were at risk of emotional problems such as depression owing to identity crises, while...
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Proposed changes to the penal code would make gay sex punishable by up to five years in prison. Attacks on LGBT people in Indonesia have increased in recent months, and activists worry lawmakers are readying to criminalize homosexuality throughout the country. Same-sex activity is currently legal in most of Indonesia, except for the northern province of Aceh, which is governed by sharia law. Over the weekend, police there detained 13 transgender women, shaving their heads and forcing them to dress and...
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The announcement comes after the United Nations (UN) criticised the Sri Lankan penal system for criminalising homosexuality. Nerin Pulle, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Solicitor General, has pledged to change the penal code in Sri Lanka after the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a process where countries within the UN have their human rights records scrutinised by other UN member states. The Sri Lankan government received seven specific recommendations, which included the decriminalisation of homosexuality – which is currently punished by...
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Indonesian police detained over 50 men in a raid on what has been described as a “gay spa” in Jakarta. Friday night found police holding 51 males and 7 employees. They will be charged under pornography and prostitution laws and some could face up to six years in prison. Four Chinese nationals, a Singaporean, one Thai National, one Malaysian, and one Dutchman, were also presnt, but none of the foreigners would be charged. The arrests are the latest in a...
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OMG, nobody tell them what #masc4masc means Four bodybuilders protested against LGBTI people in Indonesia by running down the street topless and then flexing their muscles for media. Taking to the streets of Solo (also known as Surakarta) a city in the Java province, the bodybuilders were carrying signs and also protesting the presence of gay people at gyms. This was following the detainment of 141 men who were at a ‘gay party’ at the Atlantis fitness centre last month. One of the...
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The young men, aged 20 and 23, each received 83 lashes from a rattan cane. As a large group of bystanders cheered and booed, two young men convicted of engaging in gay sex were caned 83 times each Tuesday in the Aceh province of Indonesia. Thousands gathered in front of a mosque to watch the brutal beatings, which were carried out by men wearing dark robes and hoods. Abdul Gani Isa, a member of the Acehnese clerics' council, told the crowd...
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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The men said they just want to move on with their lives after being caned 85 times Two men in Aceh, Indonesia have been caned 85 times after being convicted for homosexuality and homosexual sex. More than 3000 people flocked to outside the Syahuda mosque to witness a number of people convicted under Aceh’s Islamic Sharia laws, known as Qanun Jinayat. The men named only as MT and MH are in the early 20s and were arrested in March....

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