Mita and Igna
Mita is a queer activist from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and works at an anarcho-feminist collective called Needle N’Biotch. She talks about how LGBTI identities have been present in Indonesia way before the Western colonization. She believes religious argumentation is used as a tool by those who don’t want to see or listen. Today, she fights for a society where sexuality issues can be freely discussed in the public space.
Igna works as a freelancer on gender and sexuality issues. She shared her experience with us on how traditional gender roles and heteronormativity may impact the perspectives of some LGBTI persons and contribute to violence among same-sex partners in Indonesia. However, she does believe that the community is becoming more aware of these issues and starting to challenge themselves and be more open to sexual fluidity.
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