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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.

Are you out at work in INDONESIA? Have there been any responses to your sexual orientation at work?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Negative responses from co-workers

Negative responses from boss (0 %) Negative responses from co-workers (100%) I was fired for my sexual orientation (0 %) Support from boss and co-workers (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...
Different in taste (user currently living in INDONESIA) posted for gay readers on 08/05/2011 tagged with human rights, sexual orientation +5
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In Indonesia words LGBT is something taboo to be discussed either in private such as family or in public such as mass media, everybody is pretending not to talk about LGBT and avoiding anything related to LGBT terms, that's why most LGBT in my nation are put in silence, they pretend to be straight by marrying their opposite sex, and bury their love.

I'm openly gay, something that most LGBT dont here. because they are afraid of punishment from family and society, but I'm different because I think coming out is the best way I have to be done because I do not wanna bury myself into silence

now i'm starting encourage my LGBT friends to accept who they are by sending article to mass media and creating blog and tell them being gay doesn't mean we have to be loser :)we are the same like straights, a thing that makes us different from them is juts our taste....yes we are just different in taste ^^

I think i just started my long journey to voice gay voices :D
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Different in taste (user currently living in INDONESIA) posted for gay readers on 08/05/2011 tagged with human rights, sexual orientation +5
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In Indonesia words LGBT is something taboo to be discussed either in private such as family or in public such as mass media, everybody is pretending not to talk about LGBT and avoiding anything related to LGBT terms, that's why most LGBT in my nation are put in silence, they pretend to be straight by marrying their opposite sex, and bury their love.

I'm openly gay, something that most LGBT dont here. because they are afraid of punishment from family and society, but I'm different because I think coming out is the best way I have to be done because I do not wanna bury myself into silence

now i'm starting encourage my LGBT friends to accept who they are by sending article to mass media and creating blog and tell them being gay doesn't mean we have to be loser :)we are the same like straights, a thing that makes us different from them is juts our taste....yes we are just different in taste ^^

I think i just started my long journey to voice gay voices :D
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(user currently living in INDONESIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 17/05/2014
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Society will never realize or hear our suffering voices if we don't show them! We need a subversive method in bringing down propagandas the bullshit media have told us. We are a community, not just some social deviation. The first gay person to come out in a modern society is an existentialist (I think), so I think existentialism will be a good way to get by everyday life. It has always been your own opinions that matter, not theirs.
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