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INDONESIA

Male to Male relationships: Legal only in some areas
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Legal only in some areas
Age of consent: Different for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes, but only with sex reassignment surgery

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you experienced transphobia from your healthcare provider?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, but I was able to find other healthcare

Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor (0 %) Yes, but I was able to find other healthcare (100%) No (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in INDONESIA...
Michael (user currently living in INDONESIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 17/05/2014
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Hello, this is a voice of a 16 year old boy suffering with schizophrenia and just happens to be gay. Wake up people, really? In the closet? Waiting for someone to frig you and that's it? I heard a story about the beaten ladyboy in Seminyak and I was really pissed. I think it's important for heteros to accept us (except those religious hard-liners who think sun revolves around earth, I mean...) But it's also important for us to unite. Why? I had a friend when I was in 9th grade, he was also gay. But he left me and told me he changed. He was one of my best friends and now he thinks I'm disgusting and immoral when we never did anything. It sucks really, because now he's living like a psycho. What sucks is that I think he was electroshocked or something. Oh and I hate school, they give sex ed that says AIDS is a gay disease. Wake up people! Read Oscar Wilde! Get out off the closet and into the streets!
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Michael (user currently living in INDONESIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 17/05/2014
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Hello, this is a voice of a 16 year old boy suffering with schizophrenia and just happens to be gay. Wake up people, really? In the closet? Waiting for someone to frig you and that's it? I heard a story about the beaten ladyboy in Seminyak and I was really pissed. I think it's important for heteros to accept us (except those religious hard-liners who think sun revolves around earth, I mean...) But it's also important for us to unite. Why? I had a friend when I was in 9th grade, he was also gay. But he left me and told me he changed. He was one of my best friends and now he thinks I'm disgusting and immoral when we never did anything. It sucks really, because now he's living like a psycho. What sucks is that I think he was electroshocked or something. Oh and I hate school, they give sex ed that says AIDS is a gay disease. Wake up people! Read Oscar Wilde! Get out off the closet and into the streets!
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