Homosexual Rights as Human Rights in Indonesia and Australia

  title={Homosexual Rights as Human Rights in Indonesia and Australia},
  author={Baden Offord and Leon Cantrell},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={233 - 252}
At the World Human Rights Conference in Vienna in 1993, the Singaporean Foreign Minister Wong Kan Seng stated: ‘‘Homosexual rights are a Western issue, and are not relevant at this conference’’ (Berry, 1994: 73). This statement was made to counter the introduction at the conference of homosexual rights by Australian gay activist Rodney Croome (Berry, 1994). In 1992, the Malaysian Prime Minister ‘‘claimed that enhancing democratic rights would actually lead to homosexuality’’ (La Violette… 
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