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Just and Civilised Humanity

Words by Tan Arsa Sagara

 

TUTORIAL ON BEING GAY IN INDONESIA

VIRAL GAY COUPLE (SENSITIVE CONTENT)

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make a video on former gay people

to give a lesson on how to cure

the mindset or orientation

 

i would like to suggest straightness

is the true disease

the symptoms include speaking

too loud 

 

i would like to suggest fighting

hate crime

with hate crime—punching back

murder 

 

(they’d sensationalise that too i bet)

 

i identify as tired first, Indonesian second

you say my blood is red without knowing it’s blue

you ripped it off the coloniser flag and i ask

do you think that’s the only coloniser we had?

my father swallows propaganda every Friday

 

the five pillars of Indonesia known by sanskrit words

my name also in sanskrit though they’d hate

the reference to communism; forgive me

for i too will be killed by my fatherland

 

the goal of education is to soften a person

soften the edges of their heart (not soul)

literacy rates are falling not into love

 

i identify as tired first 

never

my mother cheered at a lashing

 

tutorial on being gay in Indonesia:

 

save death for before marriage

 

Tan Arsa Sagara

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