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Letter from Indonesia: I’m gay, I’m not a product of the West, and I’m not alone

in INDONESIA, 12/03/2013

On Monday March 4, law professor Arief Hidayat, stood before members of the House of Representatives and answered questions to determine his fitness for Indonesia’s constitutional court.



In a series of answers delivered to the commission of elected officials, Hidayat declared that all Indonesians ought to believe in God, and that the country, an emerging economic power with a population of 237 million, should implement only those human rights standards that are “compatible with the local context.” Read the full story

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