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Intimate Tutelage: Self-Care, Community Building, and Technologies of Sexual Health

  • Hendri Yulius Wijaya
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Abstract

This chapter explores the intersection between Indonesia’s gay politics and public health in the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Transnational financial and technical support for HIV/AIDS enabled gay activists to sustain their activism and to adopt new discursive technologies of sexual health. The ultimate outcome from this development is that sexual and gender identities proliferated in the local landscape, Simultaneously with the production of the discursive link between self-acceptance of one’s homosexuality and health and wellbeing. The term ‘intimate tutelage’ encapsulates how gay activists made direct interventions into self-interiority, as a means of instilling self-worth and acceptance for gay men to facilitate changes in a person’s sexual behavior and inner-self, under the banner of sexual health.

Keywords

HIV/AIDS Health Well-being Therapeutic 

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  • Hendri Yulius Wijaya
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  1. 1.JakartaIndonesia

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