Day 37 – Malawi

Today is day 37 of Breakout Youth Development Worker Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. Day 37 represents Malawi, where both male and female homosexuality is illegal, with a punishment of up to fourteen years […]

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Day 36 – Lithuania

It’s the start of week 6 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. Today represents Lithuania, where people who identify as LGBTQ often face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity. Despite the fact that […]

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Day 35 – Libya

People who identify as LGBTQ in Libya face discrimination not faced by heterosexual residents. According to the penal code, homosexual acts are considered to be illegal in Libya, with a maximum punishment of death. In addition, the Libyan government does not permit public advocacy of LGBTQ rights. It’s day 35 of Michael’s 79 days of […]

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Day 34 – Liberia

Today is day 34 of Breakout Youth Development Worker Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. Day 34 represents Liberia, where both male and female homosexuality is illegal, with a punishment of up to a year […]

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Day 33 – Lebanon

In 2013, the Pew Research Centre conducted a study to determine which regions felt that homosexuality should be accepted in their society. According to the study, 80% of people in Lebanon felt that homosexuality should not be accepted. It’s day 33 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, which represents the lack of LGBTQ rights in Lebanon. […]

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Day 32 – Kuwait

Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Kuwait. According to article 193 of the Penal Code, people who commit same-sex sexual activity can face up to 6 years in prison. Article 198 also states that “imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex” results in a punishment of fines and/or imprisonment. Michael […]

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Day 31 – Kirbati

It’s day 31 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ abstinence challenge, and today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Kirbati. According to Section 154 of the Penal Code, people who commit same-sex sexual activity in Kirbati can face a penalty of up to 14 years in prison. Female homosexuality, unlike male homosexuality, is considered to be […]

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Day 30 – Kenya

People who identify as LGBTQ in Kenya face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to Section 162 of the Penal Code, anyone who is found to be guilty of committing same-sex sexual activity can face a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment. Homosexuality is additionally […]

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Day 29 – Jamaica

Day 29 marks the start of week 5 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, where 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 Jamaica, a country where people who identify as LBGTQ can face up to 10 years […]

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Day 28 – Iraq

Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Iraq. While same-sex sexual activity have been decriminalized in Iraq, homosexuality continues to be taboo amongst the majority of the Iraq population. Many LGBTQ people suffer from discrimination, abuse, shame killings and murder, and in 2012 Iraq was declared to be unsafe for LGBTQ people. Michael is […]

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