Day 50 – Qatar

day-50-qatarIt’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 to homosexuality being illegal in Qatar, there is also no legal recognition of same-sex marriages, civil unions or domestic partnerships.

If you would like to find out more about why Michael is abstaining from these foods and how you can support him, click here.

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