Sexuality and Human Rights

@article{Laurent2005SexualityAH,
  title={Sexuality and Human Rights},
  author={Erick L. Laurent},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={163 - 225}
}
  • Erick L. Laurent
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • SUMMARY In Asia, the lesbian and gay rights movements are clearly dominated by activists, who tend to think in terms of a binary opposition (homo- vs hetero-) and clear-cut categories. Based on “Western patterns,” the approach is practical, the arguments based on minority rights. “Coming out” is often perceived as a “white model” bringing more problems than real freedom. On the contrary, “Asian values” put the emphasis on family and social harmony, often in contradiction to what is pictured as… CONTINUE READING
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