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Death penalty for gay sex in 10 to 14 nations (update)

By Colin Stewart Ten nations with large Muslim populations have laws providing for the death penalty for same-sex activity. Only a few actually impose the death sentence. Exactly how many is a difficult question. The 2016 State-Sponsored Homophobia report from … Continue reading

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LGBTI rights activism: Mostly hidden in Middle East, N. Africa

Public recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people remains rare in the many Middle Eastern and North African countries that still have laws against same-sex intimacy. In most of those countries, even advocacy of those rights is unusual. Such … Continue reading

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1 million visits to Erasing 76 Crimes blog in 2015

How many people are concerned about the human rights of LGBTI people?  Here’s a hint: People have paid more than 1 million visits to the Erasing 76 Crimes blog so far this year — to be precise, 1,000,089 visits as … Continue reading

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Four murders of gay men in Yemen

The gay community in the Yemeni port city Aden has reported four murders of gay men there since Aug. 23, according to the London-based LGBTI activist group Rainbow Warriors. The reported murders have occurred during turbulent times in the wake … Continue reading

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For 1 million people, blog unmasks anti-LGBTI violence

More than a million people have visited the Erasing 76 Crimes blog since its launch in March 2012. The 1-million mark was passed on June 14, 2015, according to statistics compiled by the WordPress blog management system. Each of the … Continue reading

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12 grim lands, 7 bright spots in LGBTI preview of 2015

As debate over LGBTI rights continues worldwide in 2015, progress has been made in at least seven of the 76-plus countries with laws against homosexuality.  In another 12 countries, the situation is grim and could get worse. Below are previews … Continue reading

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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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