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The 2014 IDAHOT Indonesia Event
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I N D O N ES I A
The 2014 IDAHOT
Indonesia Event
SUMATERA
UTARA
SULAWESI
UTARA
GORONTALO
SULAWESI
TENGAH
PAPUA
LAMPUNG
JAKARTA
JAWA
BARAT
JAWA
Tengah
NUSA
TENGGARA
BARAT
NUSA
TENGGARA
TIMUR
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The 2014 IDAHOT
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The 2014 IDAHOT Indonesia Event
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Contents :
Summary
Timeline of 2014 Idahot
Public Responses
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Summary
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he 2014 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in 13
Indonesian regions (Medan-North Sumatra, Lampung-Sumatra, Jakarta-Java, BandungWest Java, Solo-Central Java, Cirebon-West Java, Kupang-East Nusa Tenggara,
Manado-North Sulawesi, North Minahasa-Sulawesi, South Minahasa-Sulawesi, GorontaloSulawesi, Palu-Central Sulawesi, and Papua) was organized by Suara Kita, although IDAHOT
event was cancelled in one region (Lombok-West Nusa Tenggara) due to security issue.
From 15 April to 28 May 2014, there were 40 events in total, ranging from public discussion
at universities, hearing with state agency, community discussion, community gathering, press
release, LGBT movie screening, road rally, radio-television talkshow, solidarity act to help lowincome group, and consolidation-evaluation of the 2014 IDAHOT events.
The events involved 29 organizations and communities whose backgrounds were not only
from LGBT community but also from women groups, religious groups (both Muslim and
Christian), student groups, research/study groups, worker activists, environmental activists,
pluralism activists, and media. Overall, the 2014 IDAHOT events ran well as planned,
although a public discussion in Medan had a minor disturbance.
Public discussion participants in four universities were highly enthusiastic with more than 900
students in attendance. Approximately, in total, there were 2,100 individuals who attended or
involved directly in the 2014 IDAHOT events, with countless participants in discussion forums
in the Internet, radio, and television programs.
All events in the 2014 IDAHOT were aired in the Internet via Facebook, Twitter, and some
events were included in Suara Kita’s website as recent news so that more and more
audiences could be reached and exposed to LGBT issues. These issues are expected to
be continually raised to Indonesian public so that they can understand about LGBT issues,
particularly in Indonesia.
Indonesia is one of the largest Muslim-majority countries in Asia, with 237,641,326 population
(87.18% of total Indonesian population) based on 2010 census. Democracy index data in
2009 issued by the United Nation Development Population (UNDP) showed that Indonesia
ranked 65th with the best democracy index among 167 countries and became the best one
among Muslim-majority countries.
Indonesia has no national policy that criminalizes LGBT groups, albeit there are several
provincial policies comparing homosexuality with prostitution. However, Indonesia does
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not have any policy that specifically protects LGBT groups, making these groups prone to
discrimination, violence, and human rights violation.
At the end of the 2014 IDAHOT, on 7 June 2014, evaluation and consolidation meeting
was held, gathering some of executive organizations in the 2014 IDAHOT in Jakarta. Due
to limited resources, only organizations from Jakarta (Java), Manado, Tomohon, and Palu
(Sulawesi) were invited to come. The consolidation meeting evaluated the 2014 IDAHOT
events and made plans for the next IDAHO in 2015. Hopefully, more participants would
contribute to the event with more varied backgrounds such as students, activists, and
government agencies.
All 2014 IDAHOT events will be compiled into a book (both in English and Indonesian
version) that will be distributed to various individuals and entities (NGOs, universities, LGBT
communities, government agencies, foreign embassies, donor organizations, and general
public) either in hard and soft copy form. It is expected that more Indonesians would be aware
of LGBT rights. Executive organizations contributed financially from their own resources,
and one public discussion in Jakarta Islamic State University was supported by Canadian
embassy. The total cost spent in the 2014 IDAHOT events was approximately Rp200,000,000
(US$20,000).
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Timeline of The
2014
IDAHOT
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Suara Kita’s Photostory Contest
Suara Kita held Sayembara Photostody with its main theme “Berbeda Untuk Kasih, Itulah
Indonesia (Indonesia, Diversed towards Compassion)”. The event was to encourage the public
and journalists to voice out LGBT issues. The event was started by announcing the photo
contest via social media from 15 April to 10 May 2014.
Following screening test headed by Clara Prima, regular contributor for Agency France Presse
(AFP) in Yogyakarta and photographer at opini.co.id. Three first-place winners and three
second-place winners were chosen.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Having Been Invited, Christian Theologians Did
Not Attend
Sanubari Sulawesi Utara (SALUT) held Prayers for Bobby film screening as the first event of
2014 IDAHOT in Indonesia on Wednesday, 7 May 2014. As many as 35 LGBT people and 20
individuals attended. The event was held in Daseng Panglima ANTRA (Traditional Fishermen
Association), Manado.
Despite the invitation, Christian theologians did not attend. “We are sorry for their refusal to
come to the event…” said Stanly W. Ngantung Amd. Kep., SALUT program manager.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
UNJ Seminar Nearly Cancelled
Around 152 individuals came to attend a seminar called “LGBT in Sociology Perspective:
Reviewing LGBT Existence in The Public” in Jakarta State University (UNJ), Friday 9 May
2014. The seminar was initiated by Sociology Student Association Executive Board (BEMJ) in
association with Suara Kita. The seminar speakers were Robertus Robert (sociologist, UNJ),
Guntur Romli (humanist, Salihara), and Jane Katleya (transgender activist).
According to Nindy, seminar organizer, the seminar received strong resistance ranging from
Islamic news portals, pamphlet accusing them liberal agents, to sabotage attempt conducted
by anonymous caller telling Robertus Robert that the LGBT seminar is cancelled.
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Are There Transgender People in Wamena?
Wamena Film Community conducted Tales of Waria screening in Yayasan Teratai Hati Papua
(YTHP) in Wamena, Papua on Friday 9 May 2014. Around 18 people attended the film screening.
The movie ran 56 minutes. During the screening, the film had to be stopped two times due to
technical problem in the CD sent from Jakarta. Nonetheless, the audience patiently waited.
Patricio, female activist in Wamena commented, “There are probably many transgender people
here but still in the closet. Public should stop hating or mocking them. That’s the way they are,”
she said.
LBH Manado Ready to Assist LGBT People
On Friday 9 May 2014, Sanubari Sulawesi Utara (SALUT) in association with Manado Legal
Aid Foundation (LBH Manado) conducted a public discussion called “LGBT and the Law”
in LBH Manado office, Manado, North Sulawesi. As many as 25 LGBT people attended the
discussion.
“Article 28 of 1945 Constitution becomes the basis in which every citizen has right to receive
equal treatment before law. The human rights law also states that we have right to justice. So, if
you encounter violence or are abused discriminatively, please contact us so that we can assist
you,” said M. Umboh, LBH Manado director at the end of discussion.
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KPAI Apologized for Homophobic Statement
The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) invited Suara Kita (SK) on Friday 9
May 2014 regarding SK letter on KPAI chairman’s homophobic statement that compared
homosexuality with pedophilic behavior. Although the SK was addressed to KPAI chairman,
Asrorum Niam Sholeh, as the most responsible one, the 1st deputy chairman, Dr. Budiharjo,
Bsc, M. Si. And Robert (KPAI staff member) welcomed SK delegates who were Hartoyo (SK
chairman), Yatna and Sussan (SK staff members), Veryanto Sitohang (Aliansi Sumut Bersatu)
and Myra Diarsi (woman activist).
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The meeting nearly reached dead-end when KPAI did not admit KPAI chairman’s statement.
Then, Mr. Budiharjo apologized, “I personally and institutionally apologize for your
discouragement on KPAI chairman’s statement,” to SK delegates.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Philadelphia Film Screening in Tomohon, North
Sulawesi
Sanubari Sulawesi Utara (SALUT) conducted Philadelphia film screeing Tomohon, North
Sulawesi, on Saturday 10 May 2014. 17 attendants were coming to the film screening, mostly
were humanists, Support Group (KDS), and general public.
Discussion session following the film screening was about HIV/AIDS issue and the acceptance
towards LGBT group in Tomohon. According to Tomohon Commission for AIDS Prevention
(KPA), there were 89 HIV/AIDS cases by December 2013.
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IDAHOT Celebration a la Maleo Sulteng
To celebrate the 2014 IDAHOT, Gema Lentera Peduli Tadulako Sulawesi Tengah (Maleo
Sulteng) gave mass counselling on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression
(SOGIE) and Sexual Reproduction Health and Rights (SRHR). The event was conducted in
Palu, Central Sulawesi on Saturday, 10 May 2014 and attended by 17 participants coming from
internal members of Maleo Sulteng (MSM group, ranging from 15-27 years old), Pompegaya
Sulteng (a transgender organization), lesbian and non-LGBT organizations.
Tales Of Waria in Cirebon
Sanggar Rakyat is a youth community in Cirebon, West Java, focusing on environmental issue.
On Monday, 10 May 2014, Sanggar Rakyat held Tales of Waria film screening with almost 60
individuals attended. During discussion session afterwards, there was heated debate whether
someone can become a transgender and Ruby, organizer, said, “it’s not about preserving
religion, it’s about human rights.”
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Eastern Culture Does Not Recognize
Homophobic Concept
Suara Kita conducted film screening and discussion as a part of IDAHOT 2014 observance
on Sunday, 11 May 2014. Beyond the Hills was selected to be screened, depicting a struggle
of same-woman love. There were 20 attendants coming to Suara Kita’s secretariat, South
Jakarta. Following film screening, Suara Kita asked audience to participate in public discussion
with Agustine (Ardhanary Institut) as the speaker.
Agustine explained contrasting condition in the Western and Eastern worlds. When most
Western countries were once overwhelmed with collective hatred against LGBTIQ group,
Eastern world had different situation with numerous traditions, friendly attitude, and high respect
towards LGBTIQ people who were seen as a group resembling godly-androgynous element
like the Ardanari god/goddess, Bissu in Bugis ethnic group, and other similar examples.
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Only 10% Transgender People Graduated
from Highschool
Again on Sunday, 11 May 2014, Sanubari Sulawesi Utara (SALUT) held a film screening, Tales
of Waria, to observe the 2014 IDAHOT in Hopny Hair Salon, Amurang, South Minahasa regency,
North Sulawesi. About 15 participants, mostly transgender people, attended the screening.
Based on SALUT data, there are approximately 50 transgender people in Amurang and 80%
of them work as hairdresser. Whereas in educational level, only 10% of them are highschool
graduates.
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Monday, May 12, 2014
NU Worked with LGBT Group
Sanubari Sulawesi Utara ( SALUT ) conducted a discussion with a theme “Nahdatul Ulama
(NU) Role in LGBT Movement” at LKK NU office in Manado, North Sulawesi on Monday, 12
May 2014. The 60-minute discussion was attended by gay and transgender communities who
also took role as outreach team and LKK NU staff.
A follow-up discussion will be held by LKK NU and SALUT as well as arranging mutual program
on LKK NU and LGBT.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Gender is a Social Construct
Sanubari Sulawesi Utara (SALUT) in association with Pilar Perempuan, a non-governmental
organization (NGO) working on women issue in Manado, North Sulawesi, conducted a
discussion on LGBT and gender, on Tuesday, 13 May 2014. About 30 participants attended the
discussion. “Gender” term has been heard frequently but many still think that gender is similar
to sex. In fact, gender is a socially- and culturally-constructed distinction and may even change.
In synthesizing gender, certain roles and behaviors must apply and it is obligatory. For example,
women should be gentle, emotional, beautiful, patient, caring while men should be strong,
rational, full of dignity, manly, and a breadwinner. These conception creates injustice in gender
equality.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
LGBT Initiative to Preserve Environment
Having been working with fishing community, SALUT conducted a discussion called “LGBT
Keeps Out Coastal Reclamation” on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 in Daseng, Manado, North
Sulawesi. About 20 LGBT individuals and 25 non-LGBT individuals attended the discussion.
“Economically, reclamation does not give financial benefits equally,” said DR. Rignolda
Djamaluddin, environmental activist who was also the speaker.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Respecting Individual’s Choice
Sanubari Sulawesi Utara (SALUT) held Prayers for Bobby film screening in North Minahasa
regency, North Sulawesi on Thursday, 15 May 2014. The screening was attended by 17
individuals mainly from LGBT community and general public.
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Following the film screening, some of the audience were deeply affected by the movie and they
also asked, regarding the movie, whether one of their child or relative is gay and how to treat
him? Coco answered that the most important thing is that respecting other’s choice without
being judgemental.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Discussion on SOGIE with ASB
Aliansi Sumut Bersatu (ASB) conducted a discussion called Heteronormativity and SOGIE
(Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression)-based violence, on Friday, 16 May 2014.
The discussion was held at ASB secretariat in Medan, North Sumatera. Juwita Manurung (LGBT
activist) was the speaker and 20 individuals attended coming from various social backgrounds.
Juwita explained that heteronormativity is a socially-constructed value which holds that
heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation within a society and does not recognize other
sexual orientations.
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Kapal Perempuan Supports
LGBT
Sekolah Kapal Perempuan conducted a discussion on
sexual orientation and gender identity on Friday, 16 May
2014. According to Sophia, activist at Kapal Perempuan,
the organization’s political stance is to support vulnerable
groups including sexual minority group. The discussion
also invited Jane Maryan, contributor for Suara Kita, as a
speaker.
Located in Kapal Perempuan office, South Jakarta, the
discussion started with Waria Ibu Kota film screening. The
movie depicts a transgender who is evicted and shunned
by her own family and how she survives. Jane Maryan,
discussion speaker, said that the movie describes typical
stereotype towards transgender: “Transgender people
prostitute themselves or do busking”.
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IDAHOT Movies Screening 2014
To observe the 2013 IDAHOT, Suara Kita conducted IDAHOT MOVIE SCREENING 2014 in
association with Kineforum, an indie cinema managed by Jakarta film community, Q-munity
and Q-Film Festival. The screening was held from 16-18 May and on 25 May 2014 featuring
LGBT movies. The screening was free of charge and entirely conducted in Kineforum, Central
Jakarta. As many as 420 people attended the movie screening.
Kineforum showed five films, two of them were produced during New Order era: Raja
Copet (1977), directed by Syamsul Fuad, and Istana Kecantikan (1988), directed by Wahyu
Sihombing. The remaining three were produced post-New Order: Pink Homemade, Parts of the
Hearts (2012) and Sanubari Jakarta (2012)
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
IDAHOT 2014 Press Release
Suara Kita, on 17 May 2014, made a press release in commemmoration of the 2014 IDAHOT.
The press release was published in Suara Kita’s website (www.suarakita.org) and other social
networking platforms. The entire press release is shown below:
Today, 17 May 2014, the world commemorates the 8th International Day Against Homophobia
and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
17 May was chosen by WHO when the UN agency officially removed homosexuality as mental
disorder. And then in Indonesia when Health Ministry issued the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual
of Mental Disorder (PPDGJ) III in 1993 which also removed homosexuality as mental disorder.
On 26-29 July 2006, during an international conference in Montreal, Canada, the decisive
moment came when 17 May was declared as IDAHOT.
Homophobia-transphobia is a negative attitude or behavior against individual or group belonging
to certain sexual orientation and gender identity. Homophobic-transphobic act manifests into
verbal speech, staring, and other forms of behavior that constitute physical or nonphysical
violence.
Situation in Indonesia
Every Indonesian citizen must be recognized and respected as human being with his/
her own identity. The 1945 Constitution guarantees that every Indonesian should live
free from fear, violence, and negative discrimination.
Sadly, millions of Indonesian people still live in fear, are stigmatized and do not have
complete freedom to be themselves due to their sexual orientation (homosexual)
and gender identity (transgender). Obviously, there is no single openly homosexual
or transgender Indonesian who is free from violence, stigma or discrimination.
State recognition toward these groups and protection against violence and
discrimination are virtually absent. Instead, Indonesian government systematically
perpetuates discrimination against homosexual and transgender groups. For instance,
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an article in Anti-Pornography Law states that homosexuality is a form of deviant
sexual behavior. Government Regulation No. 54/2007 strictly forbids homosexual
couple to adopt a child.
In addition, many government officials are unaware and have zero understanding
on homosexuality issue. For example, Police Senior Commissioner Rikwanto (Head
of Public Relations Department at Metro Jaya Police Station) and Dr. Asrorun Ni’am
Sholeh, Director of Indonesian Child Protection Commission/KPAI, both compared
homosexuality with sexual violence against children.
In the 2014 IDAHOT commemoration, Perkumpulan Suara Kita along with other LGBT,
non-LGBT and student communities conduct 30 IDAHOT-related events. Moreover,
Perkumpulan Suara Kita, as an organization working in LGBT issues in Indonesia,
urges that:
1. The State must protect and guarantee its citizen to be free from any violence and
discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
2. The State must issue a policy to eradicate any form of violence and discrimination
based on gender identity and sexual orientation as mentioned in the Yogyakarta
Principles.
3. The State must take more prominent role to eradicate violence and discrimination
based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
4. The State must provide proper information on comprehensive sexuality education
to every Indonesian to alleviate stigma, discrimination, and violence based on
sexual orientation and gender identity.
5. LGBT community should proactively learn about sexuality-related political issues
and raise more confidence to fight against any form of violence and discrimination
based on sexual orientation and gender identity wherever it occurs.
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IDAHOT Peace Rally in Manado
SALUT’s LGBT peace rally was successfully held to observe the 2014 IDAHOT. The rally was
held on Friday, 17 May 2014 at Taman Kesatuan Bangsa (TKB) in Manado, North Sulawesi.
The rally started with brochure distribution at TKB, containing information on HIV/AIDS.
SALUT team along with Komunitas Pendidikan Anak Pesisir (Kompas), Pilar Perempuan, and
Manado PKBI took the peace rally, carrying the rainbow flag along the main road, starting
from commercial area, main hospital, military headquarter and Pohon Kasih in Megamas area.
During the rally, participants distributed 500 IDAHOT 2014 pamphlets.
Prayers For Bobby di Kota Kupang
IMNOF-NTT is an LGBT organization operating in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. In the 2014
IDAHOT, IMNOF-NTT conducted Prayer for Bobby film screening, on Friday 17 May 2014 at
IMNOF secretariat in Kupang. Following the screening, a discussion on LGBT self-acceptance
was held.
“I’m interested in what Jenita, Bobby’s cousin, said, that everyone has right to love, in Jenita’s
support to Bobby which in turn motivates me and the importance of family support so that
Bobby can have self-acceptance that otherwise made a deep regret for his mother since Bobby
committed suicide,” said Idho, an audience.
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IDAHOT, The Unmissable Event
Gema Peduli Tadulako conducted Tales of Waria film screening on Saturday, 17 May 2014 at
Tanggul Nosarara Fishing Pond, in Palu, Central Sulawesi. As many as 25 individuals attended
the screening.
According to Ichan, event coordinator, the film screening is a great way to spread LGBT issue
and should be conducted regularly. For LGBT community, IDAHOT is an unmissable event
since it serves as a channel to voice out LGBT rights.
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Tales Of Waria in Lombok was
Cancelled
Tales of Waria film screening conducted by Multimedia Art
Community in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara on Saturday, 17
May 2014, was suddenly cancelled by STMIK Bumigora six
hours before the screening.
Bandung Gay Community Gathering
The 2014 IDAHOT was observed by holding gay community gathering at Villa Ciasri Ciater,
Lembang, West Java on 17-18 May 2014. Participants were coming from Bandung (20 people),
Cimahi (6 people), West Bandung regency (2 people), and Suara Kita representatives (4
people).
The two main agendas were introduction session followed by Prayer for Bobby film screening.
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Sexual Diversity is a Social Fact
Human beings need to nurture tolerance towards different sexual orientations by improving
insight on sexuality diversity so that homophobic behaviors can be much reduced. This is the
conclusion of a discussion held at Jakarta School of Theology (STTJ) to observe IDAHOT, on
Saturday, 17 May 2014.
The public discussion was conducted by STTJ Center for Public Research and Service (P3M)
led by Rev. Stephen Suleeman at STTJ campus chapel. As many as 40 participants attended
the discussion facilitated by Baby Jim Aditya, M.Psi, AIDS activist, who discussed on sexuality
diversity, and Dr. Nani Nurrachman, lecturer at Atma Jaya School of Psychology who discussed
on the history of homophobia, its effect and how to deal with it.
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Sunday, May 18, 2014
LGBT Political Culture in Movies and Media
Public discussion called “LGBT Representation in Indonesian Cinema” was conducted by
Kineforum and Suara Kita on Sunday, 18 May 2014 in Central Jakarta. About 40 participants
attended the discussion. Tommy F. Awuy (judge at the 2013 Indonesian Film Festival), Mumu
Aloha (movie reviewer) were the speakers while Hetih Rusli (founder of Sepocikopi.com)
served as the moderator.
Tommy said that LGBT people should not represent themselves in cultural domain but transcend
to other fields as well. He took an example from Milk. The movie encourages LGBT people
to create their own identity and
culture. Tommy hoped that cinema
as a form of cultural domain should
no longer be treated as a channel to
gain equality but take it into a new
level, as a political culture, to deliver
LGBT issues to the mass.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Radio: Sex and The Kota
Sex and The Kota, a night talkshow on Green Radio
89.2 FM discussed about the 2014 IDAHOT on Monday,
19 May 2014 in East Jakarta. The discussion, hosted by
Lola Amanda and Zay, invited Teguh (Suara Kita) and
Inno (Ardhanary Institute) as the speakers.
The discussion started off with Lola’s question: “If your
closest person admitted him/herself as a lesbian/gay/
transgender, what would you do?” Then the speakers
explained brief history of IDAHOT, the importance
of IDAHOT and some public stigmas towards LGBT
people.
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LGBT Expression on the Internet
Is there relatively safe and convenient freedom of expression channel for LGBT group on the
Internet? Became the main theme of a public discussion held at MBRC Building, University of
Indonesia (UI) School of Social and Political Science on Monday, 19 May 2014.
The discussion was conducted by UI Center for Gender and Sexuality Study in association with
Suara Kita and invited Baby Jim Aditya (psychologist), Dewi Nova (Jaringan Erotics), Rikky
Muchammad (Suara Kita), and Fita R. Utami (Guetau.com). In the discussion, Rikky shared
the incidence of Suara Kita’s website blocking, “…that’s why we changed our domain address
from ourvoice.or.id to suarakita.org.” The discussion was followed by Prayers for Bobby film
screening after lunch break.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
150 Lampung Students Watched Tales Of Waria
Tales of Waria, directed by Katty Huang, film screening and discussion was held at Lampung
University Library Auditorium (UNILA) on Tuesday, 20 May 2014. About 150 students attended
the film screening.
During the discussion, various questions arose on the movie ranging from how to treat a family
member who has different sexual orientation, LGBT experience and how LBGT people survive
in a homosexual-hostile society . Ikram Baadilah, sociology lecturer at UNILA, explained that
LGBT people were around us and it was an inevitable fact.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
UNILA Held Discussion on LGBT Issue
Lampung University (UNILA) participated in the 2014 IDAHOT. Initiated by UNILA Sociology
Department, a public discussion on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) was held
at B31 Building on Wednesday, 21 May 2014. The main theme of the discussion was “SOGI
Diversity for Humanity: Theoretical and Empirical Studies” and the speakers were Ikram
Baadilah, M.Si (sociologist at UNILA), Nong Darol Mahmada (Freedom Institute), and Hartoyo
(Suara Kita). As many as 108 individuals, mostly students, attended the discussion.
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Distinguishing Sexual Orientation and Behavior
To observe the 2014 IDAHOT, Jejer Wadon in association with Suara Kita conducted Tales of
Waria film screening and discussion on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 in Solo, Central Java. The
screening was attended by 30 people comprising of women activists, academics, film and art
communities.
Tales of Waria brought the audience to discuss on domestic violence in homosexual couples
and reproduction of gender inequality as in heterosexual couples. One of the speakers, Argyo
Dewatoto (academic) said that a strict definition of sexual orientation, sexual identity and sexual
behavior needed to be made. Media should not be biased when it comes to violence against
children since it only refers to abnormal sexual behavior (pedophilia). Another speaker, Fanny
Chotimah (feminist and curator of Solo Film Festival) said that documentary has the ability to
change public paradigm and to create supportive policy towards minority groups.
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Laporan Tahunan Lembaga Our Voice
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Gay-Transgender for The Poor
Human Care Community (HCC) Gorontalo is a gay and transgender organization focusing on
health issue. To observe the 2014 IDAHOT, HCC Gorontalo conducted a charity by distributing
aids to poor groups in Gorontalo and its vicinity on Wednesday, 21 May 2014.
“IDAHOT is from us (LGBT people) for the people,” said Melky S. Mbuti, president of HCC
Gorontalo. Melky said that the main message of IDAHOT was to erode homophobia and
transphobia so that people would be more receptive towards gay and transgender groups.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Launching of Photo Story Book
Suara Kita launched a photo book called Expression for Identity on Thursday, 22 May 2014.
The book contains numerous pictures of Indonesian transgenders with their daily lives. The
book launching was held at Apollo Gay Bar, Jakarta. There are 14 stories and six of them are
winners from photostory competition organized by Suara Kita.
“Indonesian media frequently depicts LGBT people in negative light; transgenders caught by
municipal police, transgenders raided, and so on. Therefore, we want to show the other side of
LGBT life, in a more humane way,” said Rikky.
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EKSPRESI
Dibutuhkan kemampuan untuk menangkap karakter yang kuat dari setiap
foto, sehingga foto tersebut mampu dirangkai menjadi sebuah cerita.
Dengan adanya sayembara ini, diharapkan peserta mampu menceritakan
sisi-sisi menarik kehidupan para LGBT sebagai kaum minoritas dengan
segala penolakan dan perlakuan diskriminatif yang dialami.
EKSPRESI UNTUK IDENTITAS
Sayembara foto ini saya nilai cukup berani karena mengangkat tema
kehidupan Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual dan Transgender (LGBT) di Indonesia
yang sangat jarang terekspose dan ditampilkan secara terbuka.
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Friday, May 23, 2014
Sexuality for Peace
Public lecture on “Sexuality Diversity Education for Peace” was successfully held at North
Sumatera University (USU). The event was initiated by Aliansi Sumut Bersatu (ASB) and USU
Student Press on Friday, 23 May 2014 in Medan, North Sumatera.
The speakers were Prof. Dr Siti Musdah Mulia, MA APU (Muslim intellectual) who discussed
about the importance of sexuality education for the public, Melinda Siahaan (feminist theologian
and lecturer at STAKPN—Tarutung Protestant Theological School) who explained about
sexuality study and theory, Hartoyo (Suara Kita) who talked about injustice and challenge in
building anti-homophobia movement. Almost 130 people from various backgrounds attended
the lecture.
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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Jadebotabek Boyzforum Gathering
Boyzforum is an online gay forum started in 2003. The community holds monthly gathering
and in May, Boyzforum held a gathering at Puncak on Saturday-Sunday, 24-25 May 2014
to commemmorate IDAHOT and member gathering event. In this gathering, Boyzforum
conducted Prayers for Bobby film screening followed by a discussion facilitated by Harry
Kurniawan, member of Suara Kita Board of Trustee.
Some of the audience were touched by the movie. “After watching this movie, I really want to
have a discussion with my family,” said Reihan (pseudonym). The discussion went deeper as
Harry dug out audience’s real-life experience of being gay in Indonesia. “Like Bobby, I also tried
to commit suicide,” said Reymon (pseudonym). Harry emphasized that this type of discussion
needed to be taken more frequently to provide peer support.
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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Laborers celebrate IDAHOT
Pelangi Mahardika is a lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) community, whose members
are female workers around Semper, North Jakarta. To observe its anniversary and the 2014
IDAHOT, Pelangi Mahardika conducted a discussion: “Fighting against Discrimination and
Building Freedom of Expression” at Sudinakertrans Hall, North Jakarta.
The discussion speakers were Jane Maryam (psychologist), Yuli Mokognita (LGBT activist)
and Jumisih (worker and lesbian activist). There were 120 people, both LBT and non-LBT
audience, who attended the discussion. Several public speakings to raise LGBT awareness
were delivered as well as poetry reading, dancing, and tumpeng ceremony.
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Monday, May 26, 2014
Sexuality Education is Important!
The Importance of Sexuality Education in School System became the main theme of a
discussion conducted at Theater Room Sharia and Law School Islamic State University of
Syarif Hidayatullah. The event was organized by Megawati Institute, Suara Kita, Canadian
Embassy, LK3 Social Welfare Department and Student Board. Around 103 individuals from
various backgrounds, mostly students, lecturers, and student board representatives, attended
the event on Monday, 26 May 2014.
The moderator was Lini Zurliah (Megawati Institute) and the speakers were Siti Napsiyah
Arieffuzaman, MSW who talked about “Revealing The Taboo of Sexuality Education in School
System”; Drs. Inang Winarso, director of PKBI Head Office, with his “Sexuality Education in
the Family”; and Dede Oetomo, Ph. D, who discussed on “Sexuality Education: Reviewing Our
Assumptions from Sexual Orientation Diversity, Sexual Identity, and Gender Expression.”
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
80,6% Indonesians Refuse to Coexist with
LGBT People
The 2014 IDAHOT celebration was a topic in “Religion and Society” talkshow conducted by
Tempo TV and Radio KBR 68H on Wednesday, 28 May 2014. The talkshow was moderated by
Novriantoni Kahar, and invited Hartoyo (Suara Kita) and Lini Zurlia (Megawati Institute) as the
speakers who discussed on homosexuality, the 2014 IDAHOT and the importance of IDAHOT
celebration.
In the 60-minute talkshow, Hartoyo brought up the result of Lingkaran Survei Indonesia (LSI)
study in 2012 which showed that 80.6 percent Indonesians refused to live side by side with
homosexual neighbor. “This is saddening,” said Hartoyo.
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Saturday, Juni 7, 2014
The 2014 IDAHOT Consolidation and Evaluation
Suara Kita conducted consolidation and evaluation of the 2014 IDAHOT celebration on
Saturday, 7 June 2014 in Jakarta. The purpose of consolidation process is to consider next
strategy of IDAHOT celebration. There were 20 participants in the event, who came from various
regions of Indonesia such as Aliansi Sumut Bersatu (ASB)—North Sumatera, Boyzforum—
Jabotabek, Gema Lentera Tadulako Sulawesi Tengah (Maleo Sulteng)—Central Sulawesi,
Pelangi Mahardika—North Jakarta, Sanubari Sulawesi Utara (SALUT)—North Sulawesi, and
Suara Kita—Jakarta and Bandung.
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Public Responses
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Praise Lord,
the seminar on
LGBT ran well as
planned. Thank
you speakers,
participants,
and steering
committee.
JIL and LGBT are
chronic disease
and should be
prevented,
as they will
misguide you
Why we should
respect LGBT
people? Because
they are fellow
human beings and
not disturbing
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Anita Martha
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