Day 61 – St Kitts and Nevis

It’s day 61 of Michael’s 79 Days challenge which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in St Kitts and Nevis. According to section 56 and 57 of the ‘Offences against the Person Act’, male homosexuality is illegal in St Kitts and Nevis, with up to 10 years of imprisonment as a penalty. LGBTQ rights for […]

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Day 60 – Sri Lanka

Michael is 9 weeks into his ‘79 Days’ challenge, and today represents the lack of LGBTQ rights in Sri Lanka. Not only is homosexuality in Sri Lanka illegal, but members of the LGBTQ community in Sri Lanka are also subjected to harassment. If you would like to find out more about Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, […]

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Day 59 – South Sudan

People who identify as LGBTQ in South Sudan face discrimination not experienced by heterosexual residents. In 2008 the Government of Southern Sudan adopted its own Penal Code which states that same-sex sexual activity is illegal, with a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment. Michael, the Breakout Youth Development Worker, has given up meat, fish […]

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Day 58 – Somalia

People who identify as LGBTQ in Somalia face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, sexual activity with a person of the same sex is punishable by imprisonment from 3 months to 3 years. Michael is abstaining from meat, […]

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Day 57 – Solomon Islands

Michael is now in his 9th week of abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats! Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Solomon Islands, where same-sex sexual activity is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Acts of “gross indecency” can also be punishable of up to 5 years imprisonment. Michael is abstaining […]

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Day 56 – Singapore

It’s the end of week 8 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Today we look at Singapore, where male homosexuality, unlike female homosexuality, is illegal. In addition, same-sex relationships are not recognised under the law, and the adoption of children by same-sex couples in Singapore is illegal. Click here […]

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Day 55 – Sierra Leone

It’s day 55 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Today represents Sierra Leone, a country people who identify as LGBTQ face legal challenges not experienced by heterosexual residents. Male homosexuality is illegal in Sierra Leone and is punishable with up to life imprisonment. For women, on the other hand, […]

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Day 54 – Senegal

According to section 319 of the Senegalese Penal Code, homosexuality is illegal in Senegal. Anyone who is found to be guilt of same-sex sexual activity can face a punishment of up to 5 years in prison. In addition, a survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre in 2013 stated that 97% of Senegal residents believe […]

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Day 53 – Saudi Arabia

Today is day 53 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Day 53 marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality and transgenderism are illegal. Anyone who is found to be guilty of homosexuality or cross-dressing on their first offense can face penalties of imprisonment, fines, whipping […]

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Day 52 – Samoa

It’s day 52 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Samoa. According to section 71 of the 2013 Crimes Act, homosexuality is illegal in Samoa, with up to 7 years of imprisonment as a penalty. LGBTQ rights for women are, however, different to men, with female homosexuality being classified […]

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