Charts demonstrate decline in world’s anti-gay laws

Rising numbers of the world’s population live in countries that see no need for anti-homosexuality laws.

Charts published here courtesy of ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. They were published in ILGA’s latest report on State-Sponsored Homophobia.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at


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