Day 49 – Papua New Guinea

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day-49-papua-new-guineaAccording to section 210 of the Papua New Guinea Penal Code, homosexuality in Papua New Guinea is illegal, with a punishment of up to 14 years imprisonment for anyone who is found to be guilty of committing same-sex sexual activity. People who identify as LGBTQ additionally face discrimination against their sexuality, which in some cases has prevented LGBTQ people from finding a job.

Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats for 79 days to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in countries like Cameroon where it is illegal to be homosexual. If you would like to support Michael in his ‘79 days’ challenge, click here.

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