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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in INDONESIA...
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(user currently living in INDONESIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers in response to this story on 17/05/2014
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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Michael (user currently living in INDONESIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 17/05/2014
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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Kamilia (user currently living in INDONESIA) posted for lesbian transgender bisexual readers on 04/12/2010 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, sexual orientation
On October 29, 2010 Institut Pelangi Perempuan (Indonesian Youth LBT Women Center) launched the Yogyakarta Principles comic in Jakarta with some art and cultural performances presented by Indonesian youth LGBT. Even lately the fundamentalist groups are so aggressive to attack some LGBT events in Indonesia, IPP decided to keep moving forward and promote the Yogyakarta Principles.

"Yogyakarta Principles is a set of international principles relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, intended to address documented evidence of abuse of rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, and further of intersexuality requested by Louise Arbour according to the International Human Rights Law. The outline of the Principles was drawn at a meeting of International Commission of Jurists and human rights experts from around the world at Gadjah Mada University on Java from 6 to 9 November in 2006. "It contains 29 Principles adopted unanimously by the experts, along with recommendations to governments, regional intergovernmental institutions, civil society, and the UN itself".

The comic book is initiated by Institut Pelangi Perempuan to disseminate information on The Yogyakarta Principles amongst young queer community in Indonesia. This book is an effort to “translate� the principles into a more youth friendly language. The story in this comic book is inspired by the real life story of a number of young queer women in Indonesia. Comic book was chosen as the media to explain The Yogyakarta Principles with the hope that it would be easier to comprehend as compared to brochures or pocket books.
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David Wainwright (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers on 07/04/2010 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, sexual orientation, marriage / civil unions, ilga asia conference, asia
they are still mobilising on facebook , many of my friends have reported their group for spreading hatred
also reported images and many gay people are now spreading the word about this group and posting pro gay stuff

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