Thursday, May 20, 2010

ILGA Publishes 2010 Global Report on State-Sponsored Homophobia

ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association has published the 4th edition of its report and maps on state-sponsored homophobia based on research by Daniel Ottosson.

The report is a collection of legislation criminalising consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex in private over the age of consent.

The good news is that 1/6 of the LGBTI world population is now freer, thanks to a change in legislation in India. However 76 countries around the world still consider homosexuality illegal, five of them punish homosexual acts with death.

The report can be downloaded from the ILGA website here.

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