LGBTQ

Culture
Culture

We Attended the First Transgender Cultural Festival in Odisha’s Sleepy Town of Berhampur

More than just song and dance, the festival was a chance for the state’s third gender to celebrate themselves.
Maroosha Muzaffar
7.20.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

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.
Hendri Abik
7.18.18
Life
Life

These Viral Space Pride Flags Are Proof the Universe Is Gay

Queer and nonbinary anthropologist Laurie Raye used pictures of stars, nebulas, and galaxies to make a non-binary flag—then, the requests for more astral LGBTQ pride flags started flowing in.
Zing Tsjeng
7.6.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

In the Age of Influencers, Queer Indonesians Still Can't be Themselves

Brands want to hire them for their aesthetics, but not their queerness.
Bintang Lestada
6.6.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

Meet Vietnam's First Trans Body Builder

Kendy Nguyen is breaking boundaries.
Wesley Grover
5.30.18
Gender
Gender

Hijras Are Welcome Among the Men at This Mosque in Delhi's Rangpuri

"Allah wants everyone to take his name. Even the birds pray to him."
Zeyad Masroor Khan
4.17.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

LGBTQ Indonesians are Seeking Asylum In Canada as Crack Downs Continue

One Indonesian couple has already been granted asylum on the grounds that they would face persecution back home. Now this man is trying to to become Canada's latest Indonesian refugee.
Kate Walton
4.4.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

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.
Hendri Abik
2.15.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

Indonesia Wants to Ban Gay Dating Apps, Again

The country has been trying to block LGBTQ-friendly social networking apps for years. Now, with the help of Google, it may succeed.
Adi Renaldi
2.5.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

Sulawesi's Trans Community Fights Back Against Increasing Hostility

Decades-old traditions in South Sulawesi, like trans beauty pageants, are being targeted by authorities. But the trans community isn't ready to give up.
Adi Renaldi
1.24.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

LGBTQ Community Urged to Learn About Their Rights as Raids, Crackdown Continues

We spoke with a prominent LGBTQ advocate to learn about our court-sanctioned rights as citizens, and how the law can still be used to justify raids on private residences and gay nightlife spots.
Adi Renaldi
1.16.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

'Never Say Sorry for Who You Are': Talking Pride and Performance With Pangina Heals

A conversation Thailand's biggest drag queen.
VICE Staff
1.16.18