Homophobia Is Not an Asian Value. It’s Time for the East to Reconnect to Its Own Traditions of Tolerance

But while “Asian values” are generally understood to be socially conservative, there is no reason why they should remain so.

A protester wearing Korean traditional dress makes a three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov. 7, 2020.
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Tan Seng Kee, a 62-year-old retired doctor and LGBTQ+ activist, recently filed a motion in Singapore’s High Court, asking it to order the city-state’s cabinet to revoke a colonial-era law that could imprison men for up to two years for engaging in consensual sex.

Article From: https://time.com/5918808/homophobia-homosexuality-lgbt-asian-values/

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