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 (Family Love Alliance) and the Islamic Wives Association (PII), to amend Indonesia’s criminal code regarding adultery The conservatives say that the main point of the amendment is to criminalize homosexual acts, which they argue is a threat to...

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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?’

By Dédé Oetomo, Universitas Airlangga Indonesia’s LGBT community has been weathering “unprecedented attacks” through hateful public comments by top public officials...

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

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

Indonesia’s state of moral panic over LGBT rights was certainly not helped by the news last week that police in Bogor had uncovered a prostitution ring involving possibly...

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

Constitutional law expert’s argument in favor of criminalizing gay sex: Seeing men kiss is wrong

Today the constitutional court is once again hearing testimony in favor of a petition to change the criminal code in order to make consensual sex between any unmarried adults, gay...

Constitutional law expert’s argument in favor of criminalizing gay sex: Seeing men kiss is wrong

Constitutional Court petition aiming to criminalize gay sex would also make ALL sex outside of marriage illegal

As we’ve written about before, there is currently a petition being argued in front of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court with the goal of rewriting the nation’s criminal code...

Constitutional Court petition aiming to criminalize gay sex would also make ALL sex outside of marriage illegal

US condemns Indonesian anti-LGBTI statements

The United States criticised Indonesia on Thursday for saying there is "no room" for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country State Department...

US condemns Indonesian anti-LGBTI statements

‘No room’ in Indonesia for gay rights, says president’s spokesman

There is “no room” for the gay community in Indonesia, the president’s spokesman has said, as a new report criticised officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT...

‘No room’ in Indonesia for gay rights, says president’s spokesman

Anti-LGBT academics petition Constitutional Court to criminalize homosexual acts 

Although the "LGBT panic" that gripped Indonesia earlier this year has largely died down, groups intolerant of gay rights continue to attack the marginalized group, even taking...

Anti-LGBT academics petition Constitutional Court to criminalize homosexual acts 

Celebrity cleric Aa Gym calls for protest of Blackberry Messenger after seeing LGBT sponsored content

Even though the LGBT panic that swept Indonesia earlier this year seems to have died down, there are still some who are very vocal in their opposition of the marginalized...

Celebrity cleric Aa Gym calls for protest of Blackberry Messenger after seeing LGBT sponsored content

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.