The Bali gay nightlife scene is focused around specific areas in and around Seminyak, with the main happenings at a handful of standout bars and clubs that dot the Jalan Camplung Tanduk road, formerly known as Jalan Dhyana Pura. These venues can get crowded with gay and transgender locals, expats and holidaymakers — as well as some straight guys, girls and couples who simply want to experience their evening in a totally different way and have an overall fun time. Adding to the convenience, most of these gay bars are located side-by-side, presenting the perfect opportunity for some Bali bar-hopping.
The gay men, aged 20 and 23, were caught together in March by vigilantes who burst into the house where they were staying. The pair bowed their heads as they were whipped by officials who wore dark robes and masks. Paragliding, which will make its debut as an Asian Games discipline in Indonesia, is the latest to join the list of sports that have expressed their disappointment over exclusion from India's list of athletes.
Moves aim to woo increasingly conservative Muslim voters ahead of June poll. The move comes as political parties -- Islamic or not -- scramble to play the morality card and appeal to increasingly conservative Muslim voters ahead of regional elections in June. Lawmakers from all 10 political parties in the House have reportedly agreed that gay sex, as well as premarital and extramarital sex, should be included in the legal clause on adultery, under which perpetrators will be subject to punishment of up to five years in prison.
We visited this bar twice while staying in a Seminyak and we had a fab time in both nights. It was our first night in Bali and we walked around to check out the area. We saw the commotion at
Please help us keep these listings current and correct. Lee, Candice S. Advisory: Homosexual sex is not illegal in Indonesia, except in the extremely conservative province of Aceh where, intwo gay men were kidnapped from their home and whipped in public, displaying the ugly underbelly of Islam in Indonesia to the whole world.
Police in Indonesia's most populous province plan to deploy a taskforce to investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT activity, a move likely to fuel concerns of a widening crackdown on the community in the Muslim-majority country. West Java police chief Anton Charliyan disclosed the plan on Tuesday as two gay men in the province of Aceh were publicly floggedand days after police raided a gay club in Jakarta and distributed photos of suspects to the media. With the exception of Acehhomosexuality is legal in Indonesia.
Naked as the day he was born, the bookish year-old had been invited on stage by one of the strippers hired for a party at the Atlantis Gym. That hardly qualified as outrageous behavior in the red-light district of Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta, where the Atlantis was located. Nearby were plenty of venues with suggestive names like the Playboy Sensation, massage parlors for straight men.
We did of course point out to our concerned friends and family back home that Sharia Law is only in place in one small part of Indonesia in the Northern Aceh province. Although Indonesia is officially a secular country, society is extremely conservative. Whilst homosexuality was legalised insadly it looks like these anti-gay laws will be reinstatedjust like they were in India in
Now if I want to do anything, I'll do it in my apartment'. When an angry mob of Islamists threatened to burn down a place hosting a gay and lesbian film festival in Jakarta inIndonesian police came to protect those staging it. A volunteer at the festival, Adi, 28, now fears that instead of safeguarding their rights authorities are targeting his community, forcing them to hide their lifestyles or even consider moving abroad. Indonesia's Islamists have long sought to criminalise gay sex.