Dédé Oetomo


Dédé Oetomo is an independent scholar, educator and activist in research, education and advocacy in the fields of language and society, HIV & AIDS and sexuality, mainly as Trustee at GAYa NUSANTARA Foundation and as Chair of the Regional Advisory Group of APCOM Foundation (www.apcom.org) and as Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Coalition for Sexual & Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).

Academically, he is an adjunct senior lecturer at several universities in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Welcome new RAG members

“We welcome the new members of APCOM’s Regional Advisory Group. This is an exciting next phase in the organization’s development. Hopefully the new, fresh passion and sets of skills of the RAG members will take APCOM up to a new, higher level, serving our people and communities in Asia and the Pacific, taking all of us closer to equity, dignity and social justice for gay men, other MSM, and diverse SOGIESC people.”

APCOM in its new strategic phase

“As APCOM moves further in its second decade, we hope to see continued innovative programs to reduce new HIV infections, end AIDS and create an enabling environment for gay men, other MSM, and diverse SOGIESC people in Asia and the Pacific achieve better rights, health and well being.”