This video is an outcome of a video workshop for the LGBT community in Yogyakarta in 2016. It features the concerns and challenges faced by the participants every day.
In Indonesia, members and activists from the LGBT community face prejudice, which include homophobic attacks and hate speech, even from the state authorities.
In 2017, during a crackdown against suspected LGBTs, police arrested at least 300 people under the anti-pornography law. In November 2018, 10 people who were “suspected lesbians” in Padang, West Sumatra were also arrested, following the detention of 8 lesbians and transgenders people in October the same year.
Since 2018, several mosques in West Java have been instructed by its local government to conduct sermons against homosexuality. To add, Indonesia's biggest Muslim organisation, 80-million-membered Nahdlatul Ulama, has also called for a clampdown on same-sex relationships.
A poll in 2018 has showed nearly 90 per cent of Indonesians felt "threatened" by the LGBT community; while a 2013 Pew survey said 72 per cent of Indonesian Muslims has supported replacing the secular code with Islamic law, which bans gay sex.
kartika. (July 19, 2016). Ketika Harus Memilih (The Time to Choose). Retrieved January 25, 2020, from EngageMedia Web site: https://www.engagemedia.org/Members/kartika/videos/ketikaharusmemilih.