The national criminal code does not prohibit private, non-commercial homosexual relations between consenting adults who have reached the age of eighteen years of age.
LGBT rights in Indonesia
On 14 Decemberthe Constitutional Court of Indonesia issued a ruling rejecting a petition by the conservative Family Love Alliance which sought to amend the Indonesian Criminal Code to make gay sex and sex outside of marriage illegal. Bali is not the gay friendly place in Indonesia, in Java Island, we have Yogya. Archived from the original on 11 April Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia by Tom Boellsdorff". Conservative Indonesian Muslims break up gay meeting.
Even today, gay and transsexuals can be found performing in Indonesian television and entertainment industry. Detained trans individuals are taken by the agency to city-owned "rehabilitation" centers, where they are incarcerated, along with homeless peoplebeggarsand street buskersand only released if documentation stating their lack of homelessness was received and a statement is signed where the individual promises not to repeat their "offense". Subscribe to our newsletter Join our mailing list to receive our latest travel stories, exclusive deals, travel tips. Hugo on 23 January, at 6: In Januarythe Aceh police ransacked a parlor with support from the Aceh autonomous government. Wariamale to female transgender ritualists, performers and prostitutes, have long played a role in local Indonesian cultures, gay and lesbi did not exist as subject positions before the New Order period, when men and women came to recognise themselves in fleeting depictions of mostly foreign homosexuals and reached the conclusion that a 'gay world' could exist in Indonesia, too.