Since , the military government of Myanmar has made sweeping political reforms which opened up the country more, particularly press censorship. But what's it really like? For us, we always felt welcome as a gay couple traveling in Myanmar, however, as foreigners, we appreciate we'll always only see a glimpse of the true reality. We have unfortunately had to make this interview anonymous to protect Aung Zuy's identity — this is not his real name. Get our latest interviews with gay locals, in-depth gay travel guides, inspiring stories, savvy planning tips, and exclusive discounts on gay tours.
Indonesia police detain 141 in gay club raid
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They were among more than men detained after the raid in May on what police said was a sex party at the Atlantis spa in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. Most were released because homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but 10 men were charged under anti-pornography laws. LGBT Indonesians have endured a wave of hostility in the past two years that has been stoked by inflammatory public statements from conservative officials and religious groups. Aceh, a semiautonomous province that practices Shariah law, publicly caned two young men in May for gay sex. Imam Shofwan from Pantau Foundation, which has been monitoring the trial, said the sentencing occurred Thursday. Those charged included two visitors to the club who police alleged performed oral sex, managers and several employees including strippers, a gym trainer and a security guard.
New Police Task Force to Target Indonesian Gays
Home Destinations The Middle East. Being openly gay in the Arab world is certainly not an easy feat! The point of this article is to show that despite being a very difficult place in the world for the LGBTQ community, there is a glimmer of hope for a better future.
Selama beberapa pekan terakhir, komunitas lesbian, gay, biseksual, dan transgender LGBT Indonesia diterjang gelombang anti-homoseksualitas. Berbagai pejabat mengeluarkan pernyataan yang memojokan kaum LGBT, bahkan dengan argumentasi yang ganjil. Dan pemerintah Presiden Jokowi sejauh ini, seperti tak berbuat apa-apa untuk menurunkan ketegangan dan menenangkan kaum LGBT.