There are more than 70 countries where ‘gay’ is illegal, and this definitive guide covers each region’s history and harshest penalties
A new Singapore petition is urging the government to repeal Section 377a of the penal code, the law that criminalizes homosexuality; but will it work?
The Brett Kavanaugh hearings have us worried: is marriage equality safe? At least there’s good news out of India; here’s what you need to know this morning
In today’s look at the week’s top stories, we say goodbye to ‘Adventure Time’ and Burt Reynolds as India gives the boot to outdated anti-LGBTQ laws
“Criminalizing carnal intercourse is irrational, arbitrary and manifestly unconstitutional.”
Crooked Cops and Brave Politicians: The Story of Everett Klippert, the Last Canadian Man Jailed for Homosexuality
A new documentary, ‘Gross Indecency’ tells the story of Everett Klippert, who was given an indefinite sentence for the crime of being gay in Canada
Mark Harris is the Congressional nominee for North Carolina’s 9th District — and he reminisces about a time when it was illegal to be gay
Li Huanwu, the grandson of Singapore founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, came out as gay last month — could it lead to greater LGBTQ acceptance?
LGBTQ people in Tunisia have made incredible strides in public opinion over the past few years, but they still face legal persecution
How can we end the HIV epidemic if there are still laws that make being LGBT a crime, making people afraid to come out and get the help they need?
Turkish police violently clashed with almost 1,000 activists at the Istanbul LGBT Pride March, using rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd,
Though many African countries have criminalized homosexuality, Pan Africa ILGA is fighting for LGBTQ rights throughout the continent
As part of our continuing #DecriminalizeLGBT campaign, we’re highlighting organizations and individuals that are working to protect and defend the rights of LGBT people around the world. Being LGBT is currently criminalized in over 70 countries around the globe. In at least 8 countries it is punishable by death. As long as homosexuality is criminalized LGBT people will continue to face violence, harassment, and discrimination. LGBT people cannot fully participate in their communities or enjoy access to public services when we are seen as criminals. Action must be taken and governments must be held accountable. Through grassroots organizing, social media engagement, and leadership from non-profits, governments, and corporations we can abolish these unjust laws.