Gays welcome in Surabaya. Not!

JP> Authorities said Wednesday that they will not issue a permit for an international gay and transgender group to convene a regional conference in Surabaya because of fears it could incite unrest.

The international lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex association (ILGA) had been scheduled to meet from Friday to Sunday in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city.

"This is a bit of a prickly problem for us and based on intelligence reports we believe this event could generate social disturbances,” a spokesman told reporters.

“They may bring along dangerous sex toys and use these as “offensive” weapons. Have you ever seen one of those being used “in action”? Frightening. Worse than a bloody truncheon!”

“And what if they plan orgies afterwards? This will only draw paying punters away from our city’s very own Dolly, which, after all, we are very proud of and have never tried to close down.”



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