Youtube Video, “#Kisahsorehari Rio Damar” by Scott Alfaz, 4 Juni 2021
“Jangan pernah takut bermimpi dan menjadi berbeda, walau tidak mudah”
KBR PRIME, “Love Buzz” Eps.12 Melela, Mei 2019
“Selama orangtua saya bisa baik sama pacar saya, itu sudah cukup,” Rio Damar.
Jakarta Globe Print Newspaper, 22-23 February 2014
Rio Damar established the site Melela.org to help people, especially LGBTQ people, to gracefully reveal their true selves. He talked to Finnegan Pan for The Jakarta Globe weekend.
Kompas.com, 23 January 2015
“Kalau saya lihat, penulisan-penulisan argumen yang lolos membagi argumen mereka menjadi tiga bagian penting, yaitu situasi personal, pemahaman mengenai Indonesia, dan pengetahuan tentang Inggris,” ujar penggagas situs www.melela.org ini.
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The Jakarta Post, 14 March 2016
Rio Damar, the founder of melela.org, a website for coming-out stories […] ‘Most people who cast judgement must have little knowledge of what LGBT issues really are. Human judgement tends to be incomplete and flawed and, therefore, we should approach it with humility,’ said Rio on Saturday.
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The New Straits Times Malaysia, 31 May 2019
Rio Damar, founder of Indonesian LGBT+ website melela.org, also dismissed any possible success from a boycott. “I don’t see the problem lying with the common people of Aceh, so why imperil their economy? The problem, I see, is in the government, not the people,” he said.
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