A great spiritual mentor for many Muslim trans persons in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, has passed away.
We are heartbroken by the passing of Shinta Ratri, the Founder and Headmaster of Pondok Pesantren Al-Fatah, an Islamic Boarding School in Yogyakarta. She fought for the freedom of religion for trans people and created a tremendous safe space for more than 62 students in Yogyakarta to practice Islam to this day.
What a great loss to the world. She will be missed by so many.
Rest in power, Shinta.
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