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March 26 in Surabaya

Like all our LGBT allies, we were deeply saddened by the homophobic attacks on the participants at the ILGA Asia conference in Indonesia. In solidarity and to raise awareness about what happened, we publish this first-person account by Mira Ofreneo from the Philippines.
Today is my birthday. It is half past five in the afternoon. We are hiding inside our ninth floor room in a hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia. A group of around 20 or 30 Islamic fundamentalist men have blocked the hotel lobby. Today was supposed to be [...]