Before Grindr, Indonesia’s LGBT folk used zines to search for love, friendship – South China Morning Post

Before Grindr, Indonesia’s LGBT folk used zines to search for love, friendship – South China Morning Post

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When Indonesian researcher Ais last year came across a trove of retro LGBTQ zines in Bali, he was taken by the significance of the find.One of the covers, which featured two men embracing, would be considered more than risqué for Indonesia, where although homosexuality is not illegal – except in sharia-ruled Aceh province – it is generally considered a taboo subject.“Suddenly, it felt like I was a part of something bigger than myself,” said Ais, 29, who does not want to reveal his full name due…Read More

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