Day 27 – Iran

It’s day 27 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, and today represents Iran, a country where it is illegal to be homosexual. The punishment for men who are guilty of same-sex sexual activity in Iran is currently death. Women face a punishment of up to 100 lashes and can also become subject to the death penalty […]

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Day 26 – Indonesia

People who identify as LGBTQ in Indonesia face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to a 2013 Pew Research Centre survey, 93% of people in Indonesia stated that homosexuality should not be accepted within their society. While homosexuality is classified as legal in Indonesia, Islamic-based laws […]

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Day 25 – India

Sexual activity between people of the same gender has been illegal in India since 1860, which was when Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was first introduced. Anyone who is found to be guilty of homosexual acts are to be punished with imprisonment of up to 10 years. In addition, people who identify as […]

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Day 24 – Guyana

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 Guyana, a country where homosexual acts are illegal, with a punishment of up to life imprisonment. In 2000 and 2003, amendments were put forward to change the Constitution of Guyana […]

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Day 23 – Guinea

People who identify as LGBTQ in Guinea face discrimination not experienced by heterosexual residents. Article 325 of the Guinea Penal Code states that all homosexual acts are illegal, and that anyone who is found guilty of same-sex activity can be punished with up to 3 years of imprisonment. Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and […]

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Day 22 – Grenada

It’s day 22 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Grenada. According to section 431 of the Grenada Criminal Code, homosexuality is illegal in Grenada, with up to 10 years of imprisonment as a penalty. LGBTQ rights for women are, however, different to men, with female homosexuality being classified […]

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Day 21 – Ghana

Michael is 3 weeks into his ‘79 Days’ challenge, and today represents the lack of LGBTQ rights in Ghana. Men who identify as LGBTQ in Ghana can face a penalty of up to 3 years in prison due to their sexuality. LGBTQ women, on the other hand, do not face any legal punishments as a […]

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Day 20 – Gambia

People who identify as LGBTQ in Gambia face discrimination not experienced by heterosexual residents. As section 144 of the Gambia Criminal Code states, any person who is guilty of a homosexual act is to be punished with imprisonment of up to 7 years. Michael, the Breakout Youth Development Worker, has given up meat, fish and […]

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Day 19 – Ethiopia

It’s day 19 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Ethiopia. As Article 629 of the Criminal Code states, homosexuality in Ethiopia is illegal, with a penalty of imprisonment of up to 15 years. 97% of Ethiopians additionally believe that homosexuality should not be accepted within society. Michael is […]

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Day 18 – Eritrea

According to Section 11 of the Penal Code, homosexuality in Eritrea is illegal, with a punishment of up to 3 years of imprisonment. In addition, people who identify as LGBTQ regularly face stigmatization within the broader population of Eritrea due to their sexuality. Today is day 18 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ abstinence challenge. If you […]

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