Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

When the State is Absent: A Study of LGBT Community in Jakarta

Gadis Arivia, Abby Gina Boangmanalu

Abstract

This study provides an overview of problems faced by LGBT in Indonesia. There are four issues raised i.e. the meaning of gender and sexual orientation, violence and abuse, the role of the state , and the meaning of happiness. This study uses a sample of 60 respondents living in big cities, especially in Jakarta. However, the strength of this study lies not in the result of the survey, but the result of the indepth interviews. From this study it was found that in the context of a conservative state, the respondents are more open through interviews. This study unearth LGBT’s meaning of life under the repressive and absence role of the state.

Keywords

LGBT; meaning of life; violence; state

Full Text:

PDF-Bahasa PDF-English

References

Aristotle (Trans Roger Crisp). 2004. Cambridge Text In The History of Philosophy: Nicomachean Ethics. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Arivia, Gadis, Dewi Candraningrum & RR Sri Agustine (ed). 2015. Modul Panduan Media Meliput LGBT, YJP Press: Jakarta.

Baker, Wininger, Elliston (ed). 1998. Philosophy and Sex, Prometheus Books:NY.

BBC News, 15 April 2014, India Court Recognises Transgender People as Third Gender.

Butler, Judith. 1988. Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory. The Hopkins University Press Theatre Journal, vol 40, no 4 (Dec.,1988).

Butler, Judith . 1990. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge.

Butler, Judith . 1993. Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive limit of “sex”. New York: Routledge.

Jurnal Perempuan 58 Seksualitas Lesbian. 2008. Yayasan Jurnal Perempuan: Jakarta.

Mernissi, Fatema. 1995. Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood. Photographs by Ruth V.

Ward (26. printing. ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Books.

Ramazanoglu, Holland, 2002. Feminist Methodology, Challenges and Choices. Sage: London.

Raden Adj. Kartini (1911), Door duisternis tot licht, with a foreword by J.H. Abendanon, The Hague Wolchins, Riki, Queer Theory, Gender Theory, An Instant Primer. 2004. Magnus Book: NY

United Nations Development Programme. 2014. Hidup Sebagai LGBT di Asia: Laporan Nasional Indonesia: Tinjauan Partisipatif tentang Lingkungan Hukum dan Sosial Bagai Orang dan Masyarakat Madani Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual, dan Transgender (LGBT). Bali: UNDP

Sumber Internet:

http://aruspelangi.org/siaran-pers-peringatan-hari-mengenang-kekerasan-dan-diskriminasiterhadap-transgender-se-dunia/

(Diakses pada 26 Juli 2015, pukul 20:30 wib)

http://aruspelangi.org/pres-rilis-lgbti-dan-kekerasan-terhadap-perempuan-one-billion-risingindonesia-14-februari-2015/

(Diakses pada 26 Juli 2015, pukul 20:40 wib)

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/08/12/your-letters-being-a-homosexual-indonesia.

html#sthash.IInfwby1.dpuf ( Diakses pada 12 Agustus 2015, pukul 06.19 wib)

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.