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Jakarta Post

In workplace, LGBTs face discrimination

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, December 17 2010   /  11:18 am

As the world’s largest Muslim majority nation, Indonesia has long been on the road to embrace tolerance – particularly tolerance of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Jakarta Post’s Arghea Desafti Hapsari explores how employers are accommodating LGBT employees.

Dress-Crossing: Merlyn (in red dress), a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Communication Forum, texts a message on her mobile phone while her colleagues look on during a conference on legal and human rights at the Hotel Bumi Wiyata, Depok, West Java, in this file photo taken on April 30, 2010. The LGBT community is forced to cope with not only discrimination but also challenges in finding work as civil servants, Indonesian Military members, police officers and athletes. JP/J. Adiguna Arvi (not his real name), a 25-year-old media relations executive for one ...