Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

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Ibu rumah tangga dan HIV

Perangi HIV di Indonesia, haruslah menepis penggambaran ideal ibu dan istri yang kebal dan bebas HIV

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

Allies in Java

LGBT activists are working with religious allies and others to promote faith-based tolerance

Mobilisasi rasa takut

Ujaran kebencian yang terus-menerus terhadap minoritas gender dan seksual telah memberikan dampak yang merugikan

Meng-queer-kan Kesalehan

Kesalehan moral tidak dipahami secara tunggal di kalangan Muslim queer

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

Mobilising fear

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

Breaking free in gay Paris

Some gay Indonesians move overseas to lead a more simple and openly gay life

Pelakor and Instagram

Language around extramarital affairs on social media punishes women and lets men off the hook

Reformasi’s broken promises

Sexual minorities increasingly feel left out of Indonesia’s democratisation processes

AIDS as an ‘entry point’ for LGBT rights discourse

Concern for pregnant women has increased HIV/AIDS awareness, but to the detriment of some other groups and causes

Bandung, city of human rights?

Despite stated goodwill by authorities, intolerance towards minority groups is growing in Bandung

Contraception at a crossroads

Indonesia’s 50-year-old family planning program has been a great success but is struggling to adapt with women’s needs

Hunger and culture in West Papua

Oil palm projects are causing hunger in Merauke, both literal and symbolic

Drugs and drug policy

Drug use in Indonesia has a long history

Crystal meth users in Indonesia

Not all users of sabu-sabu are dependant on it, but their experiences are ignored by the law

Drugs and the death penalty

Indonesia’s ill-informed war on drugs endangers and ends lives rather than saving them

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