Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gay Rights

In the recent Pride March, Danton Remoto introduced the Yogyakarta Principles, an outline of rights declared to protect gay men like us.

Their official website has this introductory paragraph.

"In 2006, in response to well-documented patterns of abuse, a distinguished group of international human rights experts met in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to outline a set of international principles relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. The result was the Yogyakarta Principles: a universal guide to human rights which affirm binding international legal standards with which all States must comply. They promise a different future where all people born free and equal in dignity and rights can fulfil that precious birthright."

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