ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

The Kimberley Queen who escaped persecution in Indonesia to find sanctuary in Broome

03/01/2019 | ABC News

Escaping persecution as a gay man in Indonesia several years ago, the reigning Kimberley Queen has instead found a supportive community in the northern Western Australia town of Broome. Growing up in Yogyakarta, a city regarded as progressive by Indonesian standards, Dimas Adiputra had to hide his sexuality. “You can actually get — not stoned to death — but you can go to jail under the name of morality,” Mr Adiputra said. The country has seen a growing number of by-laws targeting LGBT people, and in 2015 Indonesia’s Council of Islamic Scholars issued a fatwa recommending the Government allow the death penalty for gay and lesbian “activities”.


Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>