Jakarta – Recently, social media was shocked by the news that the ASEAN Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is planning to hold a meeting in Jakarta on 17-21 July 2023.
So what do the authorities say, such as the MUI, community organizations to the police? Let’s take a peek at the complete information!
Reactions of Various Parties Regarding the Planned Meeting of the LGBT Community
The ASEAN-wide LGBT community is reportedly planning to gather together in Jakarta on July 17-21 2023. The LGBT community event is allegedly initiated by the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, an organization under the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN) since 2021, together with Arus Pelangi and Forum Asia.
“Are you queer activists based in Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Singapore and other countries in Southeast Asia? Come join us in the ASEAN Queer Advocacy Week (AAW) this July,” said ASEAN SOGIE Caucus on Instagram, @aseansoegicaucus quoted from VIVA, Wednesday 12 July 2023.
This news immediately drew attention from many parties, including the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI). MUI Chairman for Dakwah and Brotherhood Affairs, M. Cholil Nafis asked the police not to issue permits for the activities of the ASEAN-wide LGBT community gathering.