Day 69 – Tonga

People who identify as LGBTQ in Tonga face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to Section 136 of the Criminal Offence Act, anyone who is found to be guilty of committing same-sex sexual activity can face a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment. However, this […]

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Day 68 – Togo

Day 68 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Togo. Same-sex sexual activity in Togo is illegal, with a penalty of up to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 to 500,000 francs. If you would like to support Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge and help him to raise money […]

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Day 67 – Tanzania

Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Tanzania. As stated in the Tanzania Penal Code, homosexuality is additionally illegal in Tanzania, with men facing a penalty of 30 years up to life imprisonments, and women facing 5 years imprisonment or 500,000 shilling fine. According to a research study conducted by Pew Global Attitudes Project, […]

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Day 66 – Syria

It’s day 66 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, and today represents Syria, a country where it is illegal to be homosexual. The punishment for same-sex sexual activity in Syria ranges from 3 years imprisonment up to execution in ISIL controlled territories. People who identify as LGBTQ additionally face violence through being blackmailed and tortured, which […]

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Day 65 – Swaziland

People who identify as LGBTQ in Swaziland face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to section 252 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland, same-sex sexual activity committed by men is illegal, with a penalty of up to death. Female homosexuality, on the other hand, […]

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