May 22, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Sexual Identity

Memotret seksualitas di Indonesia

Di tengah meningkatnya pelecehan dan pengawasan seksualitas, keragaman seksual dan pemberdayaan seksual menemukan ruangnya di Indonesia

Sexualities in Indonesia

Despite increasingly worrying levels of harassment and surveillance, sexual diversity and sexual empowerment are finding spaces in Indonesia

Queering piety

There is no singular understanding of moral piety for queer Muslims 

Kebebasan pada komunitas gay di Paris

Beberapa lelaki gay Indonesia pindah ke luar negeri untuk menjalani kehidupan gay yang lebih sederhana dan terbuka

Kekuatiran tentang queer

Citra nasional Indonesia mengecualikan banyak orang, dalam kontradiksi yang jelas dengan undang-undang dan prinsip-prinsipnya

Budaya populer queer

Ruang-ruang baru ekspresi queer melalui idola Korea dan komik bromance Jepang

Pengawasan seksual di luar negeri

Jarak memberikan kebebasan seksual bagi perempuan Indonesia, namun ketakutan akan penghakiman terus membayangi

Incarnation as a trans woman

People don’t just become waria; they need to be taught and brought into being by a more senior waria

Nitis, pengalaman hidup waria

Seseorang tidak serta-merta menjadi transpuan (waria); perlu seseorang untuk mendampingi, untuk menuturi

Queer pop culture

Korean idols and Japanese boys’ love comics are finding new places for queer expression in Indonesia

Sexual surveillance overseas

Distance can bring more sexual freedom for Indonesian women, but fear of judgment is still isolating

Reclaiming Indonesian citizenship

A ‘waria’ version of the traditional flag ceremony celebrates both nationhood and diversity

#StayAlive

Social media’s ability to help cut through stigma and misinformation on suicide is being underutilised

Online dating apps blocked

A government crackdown on dating apps is depriving LGBT Indonesians of a crucial resource

Why size matters

Young men in Papua reassert their manhood through penis enlargement

They say I'm not a Muslim

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Beyond categorisation

An Indonesian transsexual movement faces challenges from within, as well as from without

LGBT Indonesians bring entertainment and activism together online

CONQ – a web series has captured a huge and loyal viewing audience

When sexuality meets faith

The Youth Interfaith Forum on Sexuality links faith and sexuality to encourage participation in the fight against discrimination

Fantasising romance overseas

Transgender Indonesian migrants are looking for romance and security in Europe, but nothing is easy 

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