The concept of queer and non-binary identities has long been a part of Indonesian culture, including the Bugis culture in Sulawesi, where the Bissu, who embody all genders, play a significant role in society, despite facing discrimination from various conservative groups. Yuyun and Eka are very few Bissu who are still fighting for this tradition.
Author Archives: Belinda
Belinda is a journalist based in Indonesia. She is interested in writing about human interests, fashion, art, politics and anything that comes across her mind. Most of her work has been published by The Jakarta Post, a leading English-language newspaper in Indonesia.