Indonesia has a long history of paranoia against Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender people. The fear has driven many actions, one happened in February 2016, where an organization pressured the government to close a transgender Islamic school in Yogyakarta.
Photographer Yoppy Pieter visited the students after Al-Falah was forcibly closed. On that occasion, they told him their stories, as a transgender and as a Muslim in a society that should provide freedom of religious practice.
The serie Over the Black Rainbow was part of a LGBT photography exposition in the Erasmushuis, Jakarta, Indonesia, February 2017, a co-production of DOHN with the embassy of the Netherlands.