Day 23 – Guinea

People who identify as LGBTQ in Guinea face discrimination not experienced by heterosexual residents. Article 325 of the Guinea Penal Code states that all homosexual acts are illegal, and that anyone who is found guilty of same-sex activity can be punished with up to 3 years of imprisonment. Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and […]

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Day 22 – Grenada

It’s day 22 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Grenada. According to section 431 of the Grenada Criminal Code, homosexuality is illegal in Grenada, with up to 10 years of imprisonment as a penalty. LGBTQ rights for women are, however, different to men, with female homosexuality being classified […]

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Day 21 – Ghana

Michael is 3 weeks into his ‘79 Days’ challenge, and today represents the lack of LGBTQ rights in Ghana. Men who identify as LGBTQ in Ghana can face a penalty of up to 3 years in prison due to their sexuality. LGBTQ women, on the other hand, do not face any legal punishments as a […]

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Day 20 – Gambia

People who identify as LGBTQ in Gambia face discrimination not experienced by heterosexual residents. As section 144 of the Gambia Criminal Code states, any person who is guilty of a homosexual act is to be punished with imprisonment of up to 7 years. Michael, the Breakout Youth Development Worker, has given up meat, fish and […]

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Day 19 – Ethiopia

It’s day 19 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Ethiopia. As Article 629 of the Criminal Code states, homosexuality in Ethiopia is illegal, with a penalty of imprisonment of up to 15 years. 97% of Ethiopians additionally believe that homosexuality should not be accepted within society. Michael is […]

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Day 18 – Eritrea

According to Section 11 of the Penal Code, homosexuality in Eritrea is illegal, with a punishment of up to 3 years of imprisonment. In addition, people who identify as LGBTQ regularly face stigmatization within the broader population of Eritrea due to their sexuality. Today is day 18 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ abstinence challenge. If you […]

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Day 17 – Egypt

Today is day 17 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ abstinence challenge which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Egypt. Homosexuality is illegal in Egypt, and people who identify as LGBTQ are punished with imprisonment. Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of countries like Egypt where it is against the […]

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Day 16 – Dominica

As stated by Section 14 of the Sexual Offenses Act, homosexuality in Dominica is illegal, with a penalty of imprisonment of up to 10 years. There is additionally an opposition to homosexual tourists in Dominica, with one particular association protesting against gay cruises from visiting the island. It’s day 16 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ abstinence […]

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Day 15 – Daesh

Daesh, also recognised as ISIS or ISIL, is a political entity that has anti-LGBTQ laws despite the fact it is not recognised as a country. People who identify as LGBTQ in the areas of Northern Iraq and Northern Syria face a death penalty for same-sex activity, which ISIS publicise through video footage. Today is day […]

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Day 14 – The Cook Islands

Michael is 2 weeks in to his ‘79 days’ abstinence challenge, where he’s given up meat, fish and sweet treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in the 79 countries where it’s illegal to be homosexual. Today represents The Cook Islands, where homosexuality is illegal with a penalty of up to 14 […]

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