Police release 126 of the 141 men detained for allegedly attending ‘gay party’ in North Jakarta

The North Jakarta Police has released 126 people who were previously detained during a raid on a “gay party” in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, late Sunday

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Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation condemns degrading police treatment of 141 arrested in ‘gay party’ bust

Following last night’s arrest of 141 men during a police raid of a “gay party” at Atlantis Gym and Sauna in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation...

Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation condemns degrading police treatment of 141 arrested in ‘gay party’ bust

141 arrested after police raid ‘gay party’ in men’s-only spa in North Jakarta

The North Jakarta Police last night arrested 141 men supposedly attending a “gay party”, the latest in a series of raids on LGBT gatherings performed by the Indonesian police...

141 arrested after police raid ‘gay party’ in men’s-only spa in North Jakarta

Indonesian university refuses to accept LGBT students, citing protection of their ‘rights’

While last year’s LGBT panic in Indonesia has largely died down, LGBT individuals still face serious discrimination here in all facets of their lives. The most recent example of...

Indonesian university refuses to accept LGBT students, citing protection of their ‘rights’

Police bust 14 men, arrest eight over ‘gay party’ in Surabaya

Indonesian police have arrested eight men for allegedly holding a "gay party" in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, police said

Police bust 14 men, arrest eight over ‘gay party’ in Surabaya

Discrimination against LGBT individuals could cost Indonesia up to Rp 159 trillion per year: study

An individual who is constantly worried about being disowned by their own families, ostracized by their peers or attacked by an angry mob probably isn't going to be as...

Discrimination against LGBT individuals could cost Indonesia up to Rp 159 trillion per year: study

Professor argues making homosexuality legal will lead to end of human births at Constitutional Court hearing

Today was the 17th hearing in a petition to Indonesia’s Constitutional Court, submitted by representatives of Islamic conservative groups including Aliansi Cinta Keluarga...

Professor argues making homosexuality legal will lead to end of human births at Constitutional Court hearing

Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030

Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country's target to end an...

Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030

‘What’s behind Indonesian authorities’ desire to control LGBT sexuality?’

"AILA’s supporters have the right to their beliefs. But imposing these values on other people is religious extremism wrapped in sexualised

‘What’s behind Indonesian authorities’ desire to control LGBT sexuality?’

IT Ministry prepared to block Grindr and 17 other “gay” apps 

We can practically hear the cries of, "Won't somebody please think of the children?!?" in the

IT Ministry prepared to block Grindr and 17 other “gay” apps 

Coconuts Jakarta LGBT+

We write about a lot of silly things here at Coconuts Jakarta, but one thing we take very seriously is the idea that everybody should be treated with the same amount of respect and humanity, no matter their race, religion or sexual orientation. Not so long ago, the LGBT+ community in Indonesia was quietly tolerated if not widely accepted, with instances of discrimination flaring up relatively rarely, But since early 2016, the Indonesian government and many Indonesians have become increasingly hostile towards LGBT+ rights and LGBT+ community as a whole. Government and religious leaders have made outlandish statements arguing that the minority group somehow poses a threat to Indonesia. Equally disturbing is the fact that government-sanctioned discrimination against these groups is on the rise, and there are efforts underway to legally limit their rights and even criminalize their very existence. We absolutely abhor this rising tide of intolerance and we are committed to staying on top of these issues so that we can keep calling out hatred and bigotry in whatever forms they take.