Indonesia stops public whippings, but will continue to whip gay men, behind closed doors
Authorities in Indonesia’s strictest Province, Aceh are to stop whipping gay men in public after an international outcry.
Probe into Indonesian police who shamed transgender people
Indonesian police said Sunday they would press ahead with an investigation into officers accused of publicly shaming transgender people in conservative Aceh province despite an angry protest against the probe.
Is it safe for LGBT people to travel to Indonesia?
Despite homosexuality not being illegal in Indonesia, recent events have shown that it is not an entirely safe place for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people to visit. Strictly speaking, homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia. However, the country does have a very conservative view on same-sex sexual acts. Recently there has been a crackdown […]
12 Transgender Women Detained In Indonesia’s Aceh
A YouTube video posted Sunday showed Indonesia’s North Aceh Police Chief Untung Sangaji denounce transgender people. … and extramarital sex. Reza, an LGBT activist, who asked for his real name to be concealed told Guardian, “A lot of the salons have closed because of rumors that fundamentalists will raid them after Friday prayers …
Two men lashed 83 TIMES in Indonesia for being found together in bed
Two men have been lashed 83 times each in the Indonesian province of Aceh after they were caught naked in bed together. Two men were lashed in public, upon a stage, in front a mosque in the Indonesian province of Aceh. They were discovered, naked in bed together by a group of vigilantes who broke into […]
Gay Sex Can Now Get You 100 Lashes In Indonesia
Sex between consenting same-sex men and women can now attract 100 lashes as punishment in the Indonesian province of Aceh. The law that was introduced in 2014 is only now being enforced and affects Muslim women and men, whether they are local or visiting the province. The province has become steadily stricter and is allowed […]