Belize Decriminalizes Homosexuality and Other Good News!
Good news for LGBTQ people in the Caribbean! Belize just became the first country in the region to dump anti-sodomy laws dating back from the colonial era! This means homosexuality has been decriminalized there — and hopefully they’re merely the first domino. That and more in our monthly look at good news from around the world!
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