Day 79 – Zimbabwe

It’s the final day of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence! To mark the last day of the challenge, we’re looking at the lack of LGBTQ rights in Zimbabwe. People who identify as LGBTQ in Zimbabwe face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. Anyone who is found to […]

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Day 78 – Zambia

According to section 155 of Zambia’s Penal Code, same-sex sexual activity between people of the same gender is illegal in Zambia. Anyone who is found to be guilty of homosexual acts can face up to 14 years imprisonment. Social attitudes towards LGBTQ people are mostly negative, with a survey conducted in 2010 revealing that only […]

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Day 77 – Yemen

It’s day 77 of Michael’s 79 days challenge and today represents Yemen, a country where homosexuality is considered to be illegal. People who identify as LGBTQ in Yemen are likely to suffer discrimination, in addition to both legal and social challenges. According to the country’s Shari’ah law, the maximum punishment for anyone who commits same-sex […]

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Day 76 – Uzbekistan

Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Uzbekistan. Same-sex sexual activity between men is considered to be a crime in Uzbekistan, with people who are found guilty facing a penalty of 3 imprisonment. Women, on the other hand, are treated differently in Uzbekistan, for female homosexuality is considered to be legal. Michael is raising […]

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Day 75 – United Arab Emirates

Michael has 4 days left of his 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats! Today represents the lack of LGBTQ rights in the United Arab Emirates. As stated in section 354 of the Penal Code, homosexuality in the United Arab Emirates is considered to be illegal, and people who are found to […]

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Day 74 – Uganda

People who identify as LGBTQ in Uganda face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to Section 145 of the Penal Code, anyone who is found to be guilty of committing same-sex sexual activity can face a penalty from 7 years up to life imprisonment. Homosexuality is […]

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Day 73 – Tuvalu

Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Tuvalu, where there is currently no recognised LGBTQ rights. Same-sex sexual activity committed among men is illegal in Tuvalu, and any man who is found to be guilty of sodomy can face up to 14 years imprisonment. Female homosexuality, on the other hand, is legal in Tuvalu. […]

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Day 72 – Turkmenistan

It’s day 73 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, which represents the lack of LGBTQ rights in Turkmenistan. While female homosexuality in Turkmenistan is legal, male homosexuality is illegal, and any man who is found to be guilty of same-sex sexual activity can face up to 5 years imprisonment. Want to find out more about Michael’s […]

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Day 71 – Tunisia

It’s the beginning of week 11 of Michael’s 79 days challenge! Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Tunisia, where homosexuality and cross-dressing are seen as a taboo. According to article 230 of the Penal Code, people who commit same-sex sexual activity can face up to 3 years in prison. Michael is raising awareness […]

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Day 70 – Trinidad and Tobago

It’s day 70 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ abstinence challenge, and today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Trinidad and Tobago. According to Section 13 of the Sexual Offences Act, people who commit same-sex sexual activity in Trinidad and Tobago can face a penalty of up to 25 years in prison. Michael, the Breakout Youth […]

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