Day 51 – Russia

People who identify as LGBTQ in Russia face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. Although same-sex sexual activity between adults was decriminalized in 1993, households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to heterosexual couples. Homosexuality continues to be seen as a taboo […]

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Day 50 – Qatar

It’s the beginning of week 8 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Qatar. According to Article 296 of the Penal Code, people who are found to be guilty of same-sex sexual activity can face up to 3 years imprisonment. In addition […]

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To Miss Jason

Guest Artist and Compère for the Isle of Wight Gay Men’s Chorus Presentation ‘Life’s a Drag‘   The ‘I of W’ Gay Men’s Chorus, Empowers the senses to rock. With the talented ‘Miss Jason’, That glamorous guy in a frock.   “Life’s a Drag” will ‘Gaily’ feature, Hit songs from numerous shows.  To delight our […]

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Day 49 – Papua New Guinea

According to section 210 of the Papua New Guinea Penal Code, homosexuality in Papua New Guinea is illegal, with a punishment of up to 14 years imprisonment for anyone who is found to be guilty of committing same-sex sexual activity. People who identify as LGBTQ additionally face discrimination against their sexuality, which in some cases […]

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Origin Story

I come from small-town conservatism From knowing the name of every child in your school I come from expensive house Growing mould inside Peeling wall paper I come from Oak Trees as big as the universe I come from blood-stained shirt collars I come from gender-segregated blazer colours Too big even by year eleven I […]

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Day 48 – Palestine

Today is day 48 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Day 48 marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Palestine, where homosexuality continues to be one of the most taboo subjects in the region. Same-sex sexual activity is considered to be illegal for men in the Gaza Strip, whereas […]

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We Stand With Them

Islamophobia should not be used to justify the actions of some after this tragedy. Islam is a PEACEFUL religion, and Mateen’s actions were ANYTHING BUT Islamic. Our Islamic brothers and sisters and siblings stand with us, and we stand with them.

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Day 47 – Pakistan

People who identify as LGBTQ in Pakistan face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. Anyone who is found to be guilt of same-sex sexual activity can face a penalty of 2 years up to life in prison. In a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Centre, […]

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LGBTQIA (+)

I wish I was the kind of man that knew how to pray If I was then maybe I could ask my God for you to stay Around the world we stand together Lighting candles in the dark, we cry and we should and we sing in the hope our song will reach your heart […]

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Day 46 – Oman

According to section 223 of the Penal Code, sexual activity between people of the same gender is illegal in Oman. Anyone who is found to be guilty of homosexual acts are to be punished with up to 3 years imprisonment. It’s day 46 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. […]

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