Indonesian national media outlets often opt not to publish news on LGBTQIA+ issues. When they do, they tend to perpetuate the stigma on the queer community. This condition is worsened by a number of policies that explicitly forbid publishing news on LGBTQIA+ issues as well as queerphobia among the newsroom staff.
In our first Community Corner post, listen or read along with Bali-based art practitioner, Sidhi Vhisatya. He reads How to Survive in A New City and Pride & Prejudice.
Editorial Manager Bonnibel Rambatan presents a personal experimental short comic on the idea of visibility, courage, and collective care for this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility.
Nearing the end of 2022, we asked fiction writers to tell us: In what ways do the struggles for queerness and ecology intersect and influence one another? We received close to two dozen submissions, from which we have selected eight pieces to develop. In no particular order, here they are.
It’s not only humans that can feel loss and longing from an unexpected and untimely death. Jing Ying’s work explores the emotional impact of human death on nonhuman animals, subverting the tired ecological trope that nature would be better off without humans. In this beautiful work, a little duck is saddened by the death of a human kin, the reasons of which are left to the reader’s interpretation.
Nearly a decade after the Haiyan disaster, the LGBTQ+ community still faces hardships to be on the list of housing recipients in the Central Philippines. Even until today, they relentlessly fight for their legal protection.
New Naratif’s Editorial Manager Bonnibel Rambatan talks to five other trans artists who have made works of art to commemorate this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.
When I left my Indonesian hometown for the big city, I asked myself: what am I? The answer lay beyond the gender binary.
Queer. Malay. Muslim. Growing up in Malaysia, I learned the hard way that this didn’t have to be a contradiction.
19-year old veteran activist Elijah Tay talks about their personal life journey, My Queer Story SG and LGBTQIA+ activism, and gives advice for other young people trying to create positive change in the face of resistance.