Love is love; Lesbian and Muslim in Indonesia

Collection with 42 media items created by Lola García-Ajofrín

Indonesia 20 May 2016 00:00

Anita, 49, and Ukke, 54, are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They have been together for the past last 11 years. This photo essay shows their daily life over the course of three months in a moment when hate speech against LGBT people increases in Indonesia. It was 1981 when Ika Yuanita - "Anita", as her friends know her, a 13 year old Indonesian girl, told her mother she thought she would not get married,  just before going to bed at home in Bendo, a green village set amidst the geometric rice paddies of East Java.

Her mother, Mrs. Alimah, who had long awaited the conversation with her daughter asked her in a friendly tone:
--Why? –And it was a silence.
--Because I do not like boys –Anita admitted, out of the blue.
--It is ok –mom said –but remember that you are our only daughter. We want to be grandparents –she stressed.
This is how this beautiful 49 years old indonesian woman, a lesbian, a mother, a grandmother of three grandchildren, a former actress, a former model and an activist looked for “a solution to love a girl,” she explains pragmatically, squatting on the second floor of her home in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, while she pats "Paris", a white and honey cat. Her partner Ukke prepares a coffee.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is her cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is her cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
14 May 2016

Anita and Ukke with the lesbian community of Surabaya in Hiburan Rakyat park where some lesbians meet for years every Satruday foy “talking-talking” ang “kopi-kopi” (having a coffee). Most of them have a couple. The longest couple is for 31 years.

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Title photo for the collection
A trip to Toraja
Toraja, Sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
29 May 2016

Bizarre ritual in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, where they kill buffalos and keep the dead body at home until the funeral in some cases for years.

NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT OF ANIMAL SLAUGHTER

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke , a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Ready to dinner at Anita and Ukke home, a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
12 Apr 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
12 Apr 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
12 Apr 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
12 Apr 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Ready to dinner at Anita and Ukke home, a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
12 Apr 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita y Ukke love animals. They feed several cats from the beighbourhood but their cat Paris is the king of the house. Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Lesbian in Indonesia 23
Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Lesbian in Indonesia 24
Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
14 May 2016

Anita and Ukke with the lesbian community of Surabaya in Hiburan Rakyat park where some lesbians meet for years every Satruday foy “talking-talking” ang “kopi-kopi” (having a coffee). Most of them have a couple. The longest couple is for 31 years.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Paris is the king oh the home at Anita and Ukke place, a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together.