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nations around the globe have seen rapid gains for LGBTI rights.
This has largely been achieved through persistent political campaigning, relying on public visibility, and mobilization of the LGBTI community and its allies.
Almost overnight, Brunei was thrust under the global spotlight.
The backlash against the anti-LGBTI laws was swift; with the international press leading the charge of shared outrage, celebrities and public figures began voicing their shock and revulsion, promising to boycott businesses with ties to Brunei.
In Brunei, such forms of activism are an abstract concept.
The mounting pressure has essentially forced the LGBTI community underground, to the point where it becomes a logical stretch to use ‘community’ as an accurate descriptor.
‘It really scares me to think that if they find evidence that proves I’m gay or conspiring against Sharia Law [by virtue of being] LGBT, then I’m scared that they might actually take action, and have the reasons to, I don’t know…
The increasing of sedimentation rate over the last 25 years was in line with the increasing of human activities surround the bay. Results obtained marked the time interval of 1875, 1956, 19 for sediment core B5, B9, B13 and LB consecutively.‘People are relying on their private networks, and keeping it within those networks for support, but they’re not reaching out to these other organizations where they could potentially draw from their experience to start forming some sort of advocacy movement within Brunei.’In 2016, the group hosted a low-key get-together for members of the LGBTI community in a hotel in Brunei.Though it went off without incident, when Woolfe later attempted to reenter Brunei he was stopped by immigration officials and told he had been effectively blacklisted and ‘A lot of the work that we had done, and continued to do, we based on social media,’ he says.‘I’m not sure what kind of therapy — I don’t even want to know, because I’m too scared to know what he went through.’ ‘Social media is a good medium.But public social media, like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, if we were to say that we’re from Brunei and we’re gay, and we don’t tell our real identity, the Brunei community will actually go immediately on a “riot” and give extreme negative comments to everything,’ says.