LGBT meet shifted out of Indonesian capital after death threats

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07/17/2023

Security threats from conservative Islamic groups in Indonesia have forced organizers of a Southeast Asian LGBT event to move it from Jakarta to an undisclosed location. The Indonesian capital was to host the five-day ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Queer Advocacy Week conference from July 17. However, the organizing committee which received death threats from conservative groups decided to move the venue citing “security reasons after monitoring the situation very closely, including the anti-LGBT wave on social media.”

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