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Buggery, Sodomy and Cross-Dressing, Oh My: A Timeline of Gay Criminalization in America

The history of gay criminalization in the United States — mostly in the form of anti-sodomy laws — is a complex one, but let’s break it all down

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Where Gay Is Criminal: The Definitive Guide to Countries Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

There are more than 70 countries where ‘gay’ is illegal, and this definitive guide covers each region’s history and harshest penalties

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If the Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage, It’d Immediately Be Illegal Again in These 30 States

30 U.S. states still have gay marriage bans and 10 have sodomy bans too. Both will go live if the Supreme Court overturns its 2015 and 2003 decisions

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How Britain Turned a Fourth of the World Anti-Gay, and What the Ultimate Colonizer Is Doing About It

In the 1800s and 1900s, Britain brought anti-gay laws to 53 countries, and today 36 of those nations still have them

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High Court in Trinidad Strikes Down Anti-Sodomy Law, Paving Way for Change Elsewhere

A High Court ruling striking down a Tobago and Trinidad buggery law could embolden LGBTQ activists in other former British colonies to file similar suits

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Here’s What It’s Like to Get a Forced Anal Exam to ‘Prove’ Your Homosexuality

A Kenyan court ruled that forced anal exams to convict suspected homosexuals is unconstitutional, but eight other countries still use them

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This Organization Is Dedicated to Defending Our Rights and Abolishing LGBT Criminalization Laws

Outright Action Internatonal has been at the forefront of advancing and defending LGBT rights around the world

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Christian College Football Players Accused of Sodomy in Alleged Hazing Incident

Five footballer players at a Chicago college face charges of aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint

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Butt Sex Still Illegal In 12 States Despite 2003 Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court declared anti-sodomy laws as unconstitutional back in 2003, so why are several states still prosecuting men for sodomy?

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Alan Turing’s Relatives Ask Britain To Pardon 49,000 Guys Convicted Of Gayness

Almost makes you wonder why Americans haven’t sought federal pardons for the thousands of people prosecuted under unconstitutional sodomy laws.

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