An Islamic Body in Indonesia Forbids Women From Playing Football
The U.S. Women’s National Football team just capped off an inspiring World Cup victory, but in Indonesia, one city is forbidding women from playing the game.
Being Gay in Brunei Is Punishable By Death, Starting Today
Despite global outcry and calls for boycotts, Sultan Hassanal Bolki has shown no sign of reversing the draconian law.
Brunei’s New Anti-LGBTQ Law Introduces Stoning and Whipping
The law is set to take effect next week.
Shh... Diam! Is a Queer Band Fighting to Silence the LGBTQ Hate In Malaysia
The queercore band is undoing the harmful narratives of the LGBTQ community, one song at a time.
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There's No Such Thing as New Year's Eve In This Indonesian City
The party's always canceled in Banda Aceh.
What It's Like to Date in a Place Where Even Sitting Too Close is Illegal
Young couples need to keep their relationships secret and an eye out for the Sharia police in Indonesia's Aceh province.
Betting Big at Aceh's Semi-Legal Horse Races
In Indonesia's coffee country, the horses are legal, but the gambling isn't.
Two Gay Men Caned Under Sharia Law In Aceh, Once Again
Indonesia's anti-LGBTQ crackdown continues with the latest public display in its only Sharia province.
Turns Out Indonesian Teenagers are Really, Really Into Religion
The coolest kids in your high school are all members of your school's Islam Club.
In Sharia Heartlands, Women are Punished for Wearing Too Little, Shunned for Wearing Too Much
Aceh is the only province in Indonesia allowed to enforce Sharia Law, but these conservative bonafides aren't stopping people from making fun of women who choose the full veil.
There's a Battle Brewing Over Whether or Not the Public Can View Sharia Canings In Aceh
And, like everything these days, it has a lot to do with next year's presidential election.
Fear, and Defiance, In Aceh as Trans Women Come Under Attack
Authorities are arresting and forcibly shaving the heads of trans women detained in the latest anti-LGBTQ raids to hit Indonesia's only Shariah province.