Today is day 48 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Day 48 marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Palestine, where homosexuality continues to be one of the most taboo subjects in the region. Same-sex sexual activity is considered to be illegal for men in the Gaza Strip, whereas female homosexuality on the other hand has been legal since 1951.
Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of countries like Botswana where it is illegal for people to identify as LGBTQ. If you would like to sponsor Michael’s ‘79 days’ challenge, please click here.