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Map Shows Where Its Illegal To Be Gay – 30 Years Since WHO Declassified Homosexuality As Disease

It’s still illegal to be LGBT+ in 70 countries, and you could be given the death penalty in 12, as the world marks 30 years since ‘homosexuality’ was declassified as a disease. International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), May 17 marks the day the World Health Organisation (WHO) declassified ‘homosexuality’ as a mental disorder. As the world reaches 30 years since being gay was no longer an internationally designated disease, a map by an international LGBT organisation shows it remains illegal to be gay in 70 countries. The map by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association shows that only 65% of those living in UN countries around the world can now be, legally, in consensual same-sex relationships. The data presented in this map is based on State-Sponsored Homophobia, an ILGA World report by Lucas … [+] But 70 countries in the world still criminalise LGBT+ sexual acts between adults. Additionally, being LGBT is illegal in Gaza (Palestine), the Cook Islands and some provinces in Indonesia. While in several other countries, are still seeing cases of ‘ de facto’ criminalisation. LGBT+ people are being killed in 12 countries who have the death penalty for consensual […]

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