The Indonesian Constitution guarantees the promotion, protection and fulfillment of rights of their citizens regardless of their diverse identities, background and status. However, most of the Indonesian LBQ women and transgender men are not entitled to citizenship rights due to their identities as lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender men. This is further affected by their work asa activists to promote and protect LBTQ rights. The presence of LBQ women and transgender men activists is considered against societal norms, traditional culture, religious values and Indonesia’s national ideology. As a result, they are often victims of acts of violence and discrimination – both personally and collectively.
Researcher: Vica K. Larasati
Topic: Peace and Security