YouTube - February 2019 - 20.9K views
Google has removed one of the world's largest gay dating apps from its Indonesia Play Store after a crackdown on the LGBT community by the government. Indonesian officials had called for the tech giant to remove 73 LGBT-related applications, including dating services, from its Play Store, and urged people to shun apps that broke with cultural norms in the world's...
YouTube - April 2019 - 83.8K views
Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions the latter called Grindr Xtra. The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation , a feature of smart phones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby. This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a...
YouTube - July 2019 - 7.9K views
Illustration by Dini Lestari. In Indonesia, the LGBTQ crackdown has moved from clubs and karaoke bars, to private residences , and now, the internet. The communications ministry has banned 79 applications on Google Play store and websites it said were related to the LGBTQ community since
YouTube - August 2019 - 95.5K views
Rudiantara, the Minister responsible for the request singled out gay social networking app Blued. He asked Google to shut it down. But the government has struggled to close down the website because it keeps shifting its domain name.
YouTube - January 2020 - 2.6K views
The Ministry particularly focused on Blued and said it wanted it blocked because it may contain pornographic material. Two weeks later Google Play blocked Blued to new users , but would not say if it was due to pressure from the government. Chinese-own Blued boasts 27 million users worldwide.
YouTube - November 2019 - 58.9K views
Officials had called for the tech giant to remove 73 LGBT-related applications, including dating services, from its Play Store, and urged people to shun apps that broke with cultural norms in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation. Communications ministry spokesman Noor Iza confirmed Wednesday that gay dating application...
YouTube - February 2019 - 85.5K views
The company is aiming for an IPO in the United States, which has an easier listing process and investors with deeper pockets. The app itself is aimed towards gay men and boasts over 40 million users. Some reports suggest it...
YouTube - June 2019 - 45.8K views
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.
YouTube - August 2019 - 45.2K views
I'm an Australian guy, very interested in Indonesia , always have been, and am currently learning Bahasa Indonesia at university. The only thing is: I am a gay man and I'm a bit worried that Indonesia might not be safe or welcoming....