Dédé Oetomo (He/Him)

Dédé Oetomo sitting in a restaurant

Dédé Oetomo is an activist, independent scholar, and educator in research, education and advocacy in the fields of language and society, HIV & AIDS, and gender and sexuality, mainly as Founder and Trustee at GAYa NUSANTARA Foundation (www.gayanusantara.or.id), which also hosts the Coalition for Sexual & Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR; www.csbronline.org). Academically, he is an adjunct senior lecturer at Universitas Airlangga, Universitas Surabaya, and Widya Mandala Catholic University in Surabaya, Indonesia. 

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.