Indonesia’s transgender community faces discrimination – The Jakarta Post

The transgender community faces greater discrimination in public than any other LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender – individuals, according to speakers at a public discussion in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Ienes Angela, a member of Forum Komunikasi Waria, an organization for transgender individuals, said that while they are regularly shunned publicly, they also experience greater economic disadvantage due to their lifestyle choice. Ienes said they were often turned down at job interviews because of their physical appearance.