Fourteen nations and regions with large Muslim populations have laws providing for the death penalty for same-sex activity or otherwise allow such executions. Many fewer countries actually impose the death sentence — by this blog’s count, probably five of them.
In Malaysia, a video competition on adolescent sexual and reproductive health from the Ministry of Health sparked outrage among human rights activists, who understood it as homophobic and transphobic.
Dozens of organizations worldwide have formed a coalition seeking to end persecution of LGBT people in Indonesia. In the following statement, the coalition asks for support from allies worldwide:
ILGA and this blog have both issued updated lists of countries with anti-LGBT laws. ILGA counts 72 of them. This blog lists 76. We don’t disagree about where those repressive laws apply, only on how to categorize the countries.
Donate. Mobilize. Sign petitions. Those are ILGA’s suggestions for people concerned about mass arrests, torture and other human rights abuses affecting LGBT people in Chechnya.
“Nothing about us without us” is a motto with a long history. Now it’s a theme of a protest by Caribbean LGBTI rights activists against the London-based LGBTI publication Pink News.
The parliament in the north-central African country of Chad has adopted a new penal code that makes homosexual activity a crime. By this blog’s count, that action, assuming that it is not blocked by the country’s president, increases to 77 the number of countries with anti-homosexuality laws.
Q. A journalist asked, “In the years that Erasing 76 Crimes has covered criminalization of queerness around the world, has the situation improved, stayed stagnant or gotten worse?” Here’s a quick, non-definitive answer: A. During my time publishing Erasing 76 Crimes, from 2012 to the present, the situation has been fluid — possibly improving, with …
The tiny Pacific island country of Nauru has repealed its law against same-sex intimacy, reducing the total number of countries with anti-homosexuality laws to 77 worldwide, by this blog’s count. By another count, the total is now 73 countries, according to an adjusted version of a list from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans …
News items in this recap mostly were excerpted with slight modifications from two published round-ups of the world’s LGBTI-related news– UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes and ILGA’s LGBulleTIn. Trouble ahead: Brunei, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia Human rights activists in Brunei have expressed their concern over reports that the government is committed to implementing the second phase of the …