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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7221" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Being LGBT in Asia: Indonesia This report is a product of the Indonesia National LGBT Community Dialogue held in June 2013 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. The Dialogue brought together 71 participants from 49 institutions representing the full range of Indonesia’s LGBT organizations alongside representatives of the central government, national human rights institutions, donor agencies, universities, non-governmental human rights institutions, legal aid organizations and civil society organizations, as well as religious leaders. It was organized by...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6914" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Legal Gender Recognition: A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia The vast majority of transgender people across the Asia-Pacific region are unable to obtain any official identification documents that reflect their gender identity. This lack of gender recognition fosters widespread social exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence when individuals are perceived to deviate from gender norms because their gender identity and/or expression does not coincide with their sex assigned at birth. This report undertakes a comprehensive review...

February 2, 2018   Solidarity and courage amidst increasing violence against LGBTIQ persons in Indonesia   On 27 January 2018, approximately 10 beauty salons in North Aceh, Indonesia became subject to raids and 12 transgender women were arrested. They were forced to cut and shave their hair, stripped of their clothes, verbally harassed, and subjected to physical and mental therapies in an attempt to make them more “masculine”. On the pretenses of protecting public morals, the women were subjected to cruel, inhumane and degrading...