It’s day 52 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Samoa. According to section 71 of the 2013 Crimes Act, homosexuality is illegal in Samoa, with up to 7 years of imprisonment as a penalty. LGBTQ rights for women are, however, different to men, with female homosexuality being classified as legal.
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. If you would like to find out more, click here.