Transgender Day of Visibility

With Trans Day of Visibility on the 31st of March, we thought it would be a good idea to give some insight into what it’s like to be transgender: If you want to understand what it means to be transgender, you need to begin by taking a step back from what you think you already […]

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Open Your Eyes

Friday 31st March 2017 marks Transgender Day of Visibility and in order to celebrate and help our young people become visible, the Isle of Wight Breakout Youth group have been working with Joanna Kori & Jeni Saunders on an exhibition to encourage people to ‘Open Your Eyes’. Not only does the exhibition take you on […]

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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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