Documentaries / Bye Bye Surabaya
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“Is this a hostage situation? Until when are they going to protest? What happens if the negotiation breaks down?”
– Philippine Transgender Activist at the Surabaya Conference
The 4th Asian Regional Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) conference scheduled to be held on March 26-28, 2010 in Surabaya, Indonesia, ended before it could start. Conference participants were threatened by religious fundamentalist lead by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), and the conference organizers were forced to cancel the conference.
Queer Comrades was among the 150 participants who travelled from all around Asia to take part in the conference. We bring you back compelling images from the conference confusion, and testify in this documentary about the toughness of Asian LGBT activists.
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