29 who are in prison for being gay, 41 more awaiting trial

Click on the image for the blog's list of people in prison or awaiting trial for homosexuality.
Click on the image for the blog’s list of people in prison or awaiting trial for homosexuality.

Worldwide, at least 29 people are currently in prison for violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual.

In addition, at least 41 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to  homosexuality.

The list of these victims of anti-gay laws grew today by 10 with the addition of newly located detainees who are in prison awaiting trial in Cameroon.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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