Very sad … Fridae.com has an insiders’ look at the recently stopped ILGA conference in Surabaya.
Around 50 to 60 Islamic hardliners arrived at the hotel hosting the conference and demanded an end to the conference, and for attendees to leave the country.
Sylvia Tan who wrote the story includes revealing photos of what happened at the hotel.
Check out the full story at: http://www.fridae.com/
While I personally respect the idea behind pride parades, there’s a lot of discussion even among activists concerning the overall benefits of holding annual pride marchers. This weekend I stumbled across a well written article on Fridae.com , a news website “empowering gay asia”, that further explores this topic. It’s by Shinen Wong, a young man who grew up in Malaysia/Singapore before attending college in the US, then working in San Francisco, and now living in Sydney.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with his ideas?
(To read more: http://www.fridae.com/newsfeatures/2009/02/27/2226.gay-pride-gay-shame)