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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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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Day 64 – Sudan

It’s the beginning of week 10 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Today represents the lack of LGBTQ rights in Sudan, where same-sex sexual activity is illegal and is punishable with up to death. It’s day 64 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. […]

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Day 63 – St Vincent and the Grenadines

Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. Today represents Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, where homosexual acts are illegal with a punishment of up to 10 years imprisonment. If you would like to find out more about Michael’s […]

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