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 abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights around the world. If you would like to find out more, click here.