Indonesian Police Ban LGBT Conference Because People Might Lose Their Shit

Indonesian police in Surabaya canceled this weekend’s International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association’s annual conference, with 150 activist participants from 16 countries expected to attend, because, after consulting with Muslim groups, the police believed “there are indications that the event could trigger a social crisis and cause public unrest. This ban was issued for the sake of public order.” [AP]