Day 3 – Angola

Today Michael is abstaining from meat, fish, and sugary treats to signify the discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in Angola. Imprisonment has been in place as the punishment for homosexuality since 1886, however in more recent years some non-governmental organisation (NGOs) that are working on AIDS-HIV education have started to work with the LGBTQ community. Click […]

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Day 2 – Algeria

It’s day 2 of Michael’s abstinence challenge, and today represents the LGBTQ rights in Algeria. Since June 1966, any person who is guilty of a homosexual act is to be punished with imprisonment from between 2 months and 2 years. The social attitudes towards people who identify as LGBTQ are openly negative and often violent. […]

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Day 1 – Afghanistan

Today is day 1 of Michael’s abstinence challenge, which is representing Afghanistan. Homosexuality and cross-dressing are considered serious crimes in Afghanistan. As article 427 states, homosexuality is illegal in Afghanistan, with a punishment of long-term imprisonment and a possible death penalty. If you would like to sponsor Michael to support young LGBTQ people in Southampton […]

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79 Days of Abstinence

On August 28th, 1825, a baby was born in what we now call Germany, who would grow up to be a man that would become seen as a pioneering figure in gay rights. Karl Heinrich Ulrichs was a writer. He was gay and he spoke out about being gay and argued for gay people to be […]

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79 Days, 79 Countries.

It’s almost time for the Breakout Youth Development Worker Michael to start his 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. Michael has been reflecting upon his upcoming challenge: “It’s only a couple of days before my abstinence […]

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