It’s day 31 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ abstinence challenge, and today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Kirbati. According to Section 154 of the Penal Code, people who commit same-sex sexual activity in Kirbati can face a penalty of up to 14 years in prison. Female homosexuality, unlike male homosexuality, is considered to be legal, however women who identify as LGBTQ in Kirbati continue to face violence and discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity.
Michael, the Breakout Youth Development Worker, is raising awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world by abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats for 79 days. In doing so, Michael is also raising money for Breakout Youth, a charity that supports LGBTQ young people in Southampton, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by helping the young people to build their confidence and accept who they are. If you would like to sponsor Michael or find out more about his ‘79 Days’ challenge, please click here.