Day 6 – Barbados

Barbados, a popular holiday destination which is associated with golden sands and crystal blue waters, is a country where homosexual acts are illegal. LGBTQ individuals can face up to a lifetime of imprisonment, however the law is currently under review to become decriminalised. It’s day 6 of Michael’s ‘79 days’ abstinence challenge, and if you […]

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Day 5 – Bangladesh

It’s day 5 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sweet treats. Today represents Bangladesh, a country where LGBTQ people face imprisonment of up to life, amongst suffering from discrimination and verbal and physical abuse. There are currently no laws which exist in Bangladesh to address harassment against LGBTQ individuals. If you […]

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Day 4 – Antigua

According to section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act (1995), homosexuality is illegal in Antigua and Barbuda. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ can face a punishment of up to life in prison. If you would like to sponsor Michael to support young LGBTQ people in Southampton and Hampshire, please click here.

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Day 3 – Angola

Today Michael is abstaining from meat, fish, and sugary treats to signify the discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in Angola. Imprisonment has been in place as the punishment for homosexuality since 1886, however in more recent years some non-governmental organisation (NGOs) that are working on AIDS-HIV education have started to work with the LGBTQ community. Click […]

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Day 2 – Algeria

It’s day 2 of Michael’s abstinence challenge, and today represents the LGBTQ rights in Algeria. Since June 1966, any person who is guilty of a homosexual act is to be punished with imprisonment from between 2 months and 2 years. The social attitudes towards people who identify as LGBTQ are openly negative and often violent. […]

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Day 1 – Afghanistan

Today is day 1 of Michael’s abstinence challenge, which is representing Afghanistan. Homosexuality and cross-dressing are considered serious crimes in Afghanistan. As article 427 states, homosexuality is illegal in Afghanistan, with a punishment of long-term imprisonment and a possible death penalty. If you would like to sponsor Michael to support young LGBTQ people in Southampton […]

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79 Days of Abstinence

On August 28th, 1825, a baby was born in what we now call Germany, who would grow up to be a man that would become seen as a pioneering figure in gay rights. Karl Heinrich Ulrichs was a writer. He was gay and he spoke out about being gay and argued for gay people to be […]

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79 Days, 79 Countries.

It’s almost time for the Breakout Youth Development Worker Michael to start his 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. Michael has been reflecting upon his upcoming challenge: “It’s only a couple of days before my abstinence […]

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Southampton Pride is coming!!

We’ll be there, so come find us!  There will be glitter!

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Life is a cabaret, with International Drag Queen Miss Jason

Bembridge Village Hall and The Isle Of Wight are bracing themselves for the arrival of the spectacularly talented International Drag Queen Miss Jason. Following hot on the heels of their successful sell out Christmas show, the Islands Gay Mens Chorus are inviting you to a special evening of Cabaret at Bembridge Village Hall on Saturday […]

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