Sexuality and Human Rights

  title={Sexuality and Human Rights},
  author={Erick L. Laurent},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={163 - 225}
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… 
Reshaping boundaries: Family politics and GLBTQ resistance in urban Vietnam
Abstract Although Vietnamese society is currently undergoing significant changes with regards to the rights and perceptions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) people, dominant
Human rights and same-sex intimacies in Malawi
In recent years, Malawi has received global attention as a global hotspot for human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity since the arrest of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and
International Human Rights Law and The Progressive Muslim's Perspective on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Status in Indonesia
This study focuses on the problem of how the views of the Progressive Muslim scholars on the status of LGBT in Indonesia and how the views of the Progressive Muslim scholars are influenced by
Emergence of a transnational LGBTI psychology: Commonalities and challenges in advocacy and activism.
The promise and the limitations of transnational LGBTI psychology are described, including the role of human rights frameworks, as well as advocacy within professional psychology.
The Sociopolitical Involvement of Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander Gay and Bisexual Men
This paper compares and contrasts the sociopolitical involvement of Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander men within lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities of color. We
International norm polarization: sexuality as a subject of human rights protection
International norm polarization is a rare but recurring process within international norm dynamics. Polarization describes the most combative response to attempted norm change: ‘a candidate norm is
The Influence of Religion on the Development of Heterosexism in Indonesia
This article argues that every religion that has dominated Indonesia for a certain period of time has generated a distinct worldview that eventually influenced people’s understanding of issues of
Accepting or rejecting the label: how gay employees cope with harassment at work
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand how gay employees, as labeled deviants, cope with heterosexist harassment at work in an Asian culture of hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, using
Customs, culture, and tradition--what role do they play in a woman's sexuality?
There is a paucity of information on which to base conclusions and the effect of culture on a woman's sexual satisfaction, and preliminary data suggest the need for further research using markers specific to the culture and her satisfaction.
An Investigation of Sexuality-Related Attitudinal Patterns and Characteristics Related to Those Patterns for 32 European Countries
The major purpose of this study was to identify the sexuality-related attitudinal patterns and variables related to those patterns for 32 European countries. Data came from the 1999 to 2000 wave of


Thai Buddhist accounts of male homosexuality and AIDS in the 1980s.
  • P. Jackson
  • Sociology
    The Australian journal of anthropology
  • 1995
The author considers the scriptural background to homophobic diatribes that emerged in the mid-1980s as the HIV epidemic slowly gained recognition in Thailand and concludes that the scriptures are open to widely divergent interpretations.
Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan: Cultural Myths and Social Realities
This book is the first to look at the wide range of contrasting images of the gay male body in Japanese popular culture, both mainstream and gay, and relate these images to the experience of an
Sexuality and Human Rights : A Global Overview
* Foreword * International Lesbian and Gay Law Association (R. Douglas Elliott) * CERSGOSIG: Perspectives and Objectives to Challenge Discrimination: A Network on Global Scale (Stefano Fabeni) *
The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity
Is there a gay gene? Do we have the right to operate on hermaphrodite children? Gay, straight, bisexual, transsexualthe world is changing for sexual minorities. In some countries, the battle for
The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality
This eagerly awaited Volume 4 to The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality makes this entire set an even more indispensable reference work for sexologists, psychotherapists, anthropologists, and anyone involved in cross-cultural studies.
Tongzhi: Politics of Same-Sex Eroticism in Chinese Societies
Contents * Introduction: Cultural Politics of Tongzhi * Section I: The Cultural Construction of Chinese Same-Sex Eroticism * Chapter 1: A World Without Homo/Hetero Duality: Rewriting the Traditional
Cross-cultural perspectives on human sexuality
When there are many people who don't need to expect something more than the benefits to take, we will suggest you to have willing to reach all benefits. Be sure and surely do to take this cross
Human rights in cross-cultural perspectives : a quest for consensus
The essays in this collection examine particular cultural and ideological traditions and reinterpretations which aim to assist in overcoming the tensions and conflicts between those traditions and
Youth and sexual risk in Sri Lanka.
The authors found that young people were willing to talk openly with same sex interviewers and to respond in anonymous self-administered questionnaires and the peer education model was effective especially for women without vocabulary knowledge or peer networks.