Day 13 – Comoros

It’s day 13 of Michael’s abstinence challenge, and today represents the lack of LGBTQ rights in Comoros. Same-sex sexual activity committed by both men and women in Comoros are illegal, with LGBTQ people facing up to 5 years in prison and a fine of 50,000 to 1,000,000 francs. If you would like to find out […]

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Day 12 – Cameroon

According to section 347 of the Cameroon Penal Code, homosexuality in Cameroon is illegal, with a punishment of 5 years imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 to 200,000 francs. In addition, people who identify at LGBTQ are often condemned for their sexuality as Cameroon is a conservative society where homosexuality is frowned upon. Michael is […]

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Day 11 – Burundi

Today is day 11 of Michael’s ‘79 days’ challenge, which represents Burundi. As in other African societies, homosexuality in Burundi is not understood and remains to be a taboo. As the 2008 Burundi Penal Code states, any person who has sexual relations with someone of the same sex in Burundi may be punished with imprisonment […]

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Day 10 – Brunei

It’s day 10 of Michael’s ‘79 days’ abstinence challenge, which represents the discrimination that LGBTQ people face in Brunei. Chapter 22 of the Penal Code of Brunei states that homosexuality is illegal and is punished with imprisonment. In 2014, Brunei adopted a new Penal Code provision where individuals convicted of same-sex acts could face the […]

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Day 9 – Botswana

Homosexuality in Botswana is a taboo subject which is commonly seen as a “western disease”. Section 164 of the Botswana Penal Code states that any homosexual acts are illegal, and that anyone who is found guilty can be punished with up to 7 years of imprisonment. Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats […]

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Day 8 – Bhutan

As stated in article 213 and 214 of the 2004 Penal Code, homosexuality in Bhutan is considered to be illegal, and people who are found to be guilty can be sentenced to prison from 1 month up to 1 year. In addition, there continues to be cultural struggles for LGBTQ people in Bhutan who are […]

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Day 7 – Belize

Today represents the LGBTQ rights in Belize. Up until 10th August 2016, homosexual activity in Belize has been illegal, with LGBTQ individuals facing imprisonment of up to 10 years as a punishment. Belize has recently decriminalised Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code, allowing homosexuality to be legalised. This marks a time of change in […]

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Day 6 – Barbados

Barbados, a popular holiday destination which is associated with golden sands and crystal blue waters, is a country where homosexual acts are illegal. LGBTQ individuals can face up to a lifetime of imprisonment, however the law is currently under review to become decriminalised. It’s day 6 of Michael’s ‘79 days’ abstinence challenge, and if you […]

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Day 5 – Bangladesh

It’s day 5 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sweet treats. Today represents Bangladesh, a country where LGBTQ people face imprisonment of up to life, amongst suffering from discrimination and verbal and physical abuse. There are currently no laws which exist in Bangladesh to address harassment against LGBTQ individuals. If you […]

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Day 4 – Antigua

According to section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act (1995), homosexuality is illegal in Antigua and Barbuda. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ can face a punishment of up to life in prison. If you would like to sponsor Michael to support young LGBTQ people in Southampton and Hampshire, please click here.

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