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  1. jerbearinsantafe
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    As someone who spent a year in Indonesia in the late seventies I have great empathy for it’s LGBTQIA+ citizens. Obviously the more secular the region, the more tolerant they are. It is also important to recognize that Indonesia is a very large country withe many different ethnic groups so tolerance and acceptance can vary greatly. For example, there is unique ethnic group on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi called the Bugis which recognize 5 genders. I prepared a post on them a little less than a year ago:
    https://jerbearinsantafe.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/the-5-genders-of-the-bugis-people-of-sulawesi-indonesia/

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