Interview with Kamilia Manaf (30) , founder and coordinator of Institute Pelangi Perempuan
(IPP), the Indonesian young lesbian, bisexual and transgender group, based in Jakarta.
Interview by Marjan Braspenning, coordinator of Brussels' Rainbow House >>>
Housewives emerged as the third largest group of HIV/AIDS infected people in Maluku in 2010, presumably because of their husbands’ extramarital behavior, according to the agency monitoring the spread of the disease in the Indonesian province.
The book chronicles the journey of young lesbian community in Indonesia, our activism at personal, community, national and international level. Publication of the book is the collaboration work among IPP, feminists, human rights activists in Indonesia.
Amid the recent news of religious fundamentalism spurring violence against minority groups like Ahmadis and Christians, one Muslim transgendered woman is demonstrating the openness of Indonesian society by offering up her Islamic school to fellow transgendered Christians for masses and prayers. >>>