Christians taking part in a service at the Gereja Komunitas Anugerah, or Grace Community Church, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The church openly expresses its support for Indonesia’s LGBT community. Photo: Agoes Rudianto

LGBT in Indonesia: how first church to welcome queer members is a lifeline for some, target for others

  • The church in Jakarta expressed support for LGBT members after finding out many had stopped attending the institution, regarding it as homophobic
  • It has become an inspiration for many of its congregation, but has also been threatened by hardliners amid rising conservatism in the country
Topic |   LGBTI

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Christians taking part in a service at the Gereja Komunitas Anugerah, or Grace Community Church, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The church openly expresses its support for Indonesia’s LGBT community. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
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