Oct 18, 2021 Last Updated 1:13 AM, Oct 14, 2021

Sexualities in Indonesia

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

Indonesian feminists are capitalising on #MeToo, and using social media to facilitate offline action
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Queer pop culture

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

Unchecked hate speech against Indonesia’s LGBT community is having a devastating effect
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Fearing the queer

Indonesia’s national image excludes many, in clear contradiction with its laws and principles
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Allies in Java

LGBT activists are working with religious allies and others to promote faith-based tolerance
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Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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