The vision of the founding fathers of the Republic of Indonesia has always been a pluralist, multi-cultural society where even sexual minorities should have their rightful place.

Vision and Mission

Arus Pelangi strives to affect the societal norms and perceptions towards the LGBTI communities in such a way as to create a higher level of equality and respect for LGBTI in Indonesia, and to increase an overall awareness of the rights of the LGBTI communities as human beings and citizens.

Arus Pelangi is a non profit, non government, member based federation established in 2006 that upholds the principles of independent, anti discrimination, anti violence, pluralism, democracy, equality (egalitarian), non partisan (impartial), gender equality, justice, and democracy, and aims to establish social order that values equality in respect to the rights of LGBTI people as human rights.

Arus Pelangi aims to be a federation that unites LGBTI rights defenders through the following missions:

  1. to build awareness, to empower and to strengthen capacities of the most vulnerable LGBTI people;
  2. to play an active role in policy reform that protects the rights of LGBTI people, and
  3. to play an active role in building public awareness through empowerment processes to encourage public acceptance towards LGBTI people

Basic Principles

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