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Queer Indonesia Archive

Broken Pencil Magazine explores the Zines in our collection

Tensions are mounting in Indonesia. An increasingly conservative atmosphere has forced once vibrant sub-cultures to go further underground. Ideological lines between pluralists and radical Islamists have hardened. Vigilante abuse and media campaigns target LGBTQ2S+ people who don’t lay low.

Organized groups against queerness have grown rapidly since the early 2000s, advocating for political and structural legal changes that criminalize homosexuality and constrict the movement of transgender individuals.

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