Brief Description

15On 29 November 2016, SEA Junction in collaboration with APCOM foundation and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Thailand conducted a public lecture on “LGBT Rights Under Siege in Indonesia”. The public lecture focused on an in-depth analysis of the wave of attacks to LGBT people and communities in the context of the current socio-political and religious situation of Indonesia. The lecture is part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of APCOM and also served as a side event to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) World Conference to be held in Bangkok on 28 November to 2 December 2016.

Dédé Oetomo is a Founder and Trustee of GAYa NUSANTARA Foundation ( in Surabaya, Indonesia. He currently also chairs the Regional Advisory Group of the Asia-Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (, and is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Coalition on Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies ( He received his PhD in linguistics and Southeast Asian studies at Cornell University in 1984. He is an adjunct lecturer in gender and sexuality at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. He received the Felipa da Souza Award from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in 1998.



Catharina Maria, Farid Khan and Yanin Wongmai.