AIDS & Queers in Indonesia: A history of HIV/AIDS and the queer community response based on materials from Queer Indonesia Archive

HIV In The Early Days: Indonesian Queer Community Responses To The Early Epidemic

When the first known AIDS-related death in Indonesia was reported in 1987, the spectre of the virus had already been cast across the archipelago. In response to the lack of government concern about their communities, queer community leaders took it upon themselves to communicate the risks and repercussions of HIV. This exhibition showcases the story of HIV in Indonesia throughout the first two decades of the epidemic with a focus on the response from queer communities - a story of resilience, death, humour and ultimately hope.