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28 Jan 2019

Bali's beautiful LGBT pageant was held in secret

Amid frightening crackdown on Indonesia’s LGBT Community, religious leaders tried to ban the annual festival.

Indonesia’s most progressive island crowned its LGBT kings and queens behind closed doors last month. The island’s Muslim council banned the event from taking place last year, citing ‘rejection from the Balinese community’. But, local organization Yayasan Gaya Dewata crowned its Mr and Miss in secret. They asked finalists, judges, and guests to keep the event at a hotel secret. Indonesia has seen some frightening developments in recent months, including a local Mayor using the military to hunt down LGBT people.

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Reader's Comments

1. 2019-01-29 00:28
The Muslim council and the local Mayor this story in this story, should have the same done to them as they are doing to the LGBT community.
Kudos to the local organization Yayasan Gaya Dewata for continuing to strike out for what is right!!!

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