The Legal Status Of Homosexuality Worldwide #infographic

The Legal Status Of Homosexuality Worldwide
51 years after the Stonewall Riots, global festivities to commemorate the incident that set off the gay rights movement were cut short by the coronavirus. The first pride parade took place a year later, and on the occasion's 50th anniversary, it is thought that the last such march will take place in Taiwan, where Covid-19 was largely held. Globally, a lot has been achieved in the struggle for gay rights in recent years, but as this chart indicates, a lot of work needs to be done.

Gabon is the latest country to decriminalize homosexuality following the introduction of gay sex laws last year. On 23 June, the legislature in the lower house of parliament voted to amend the rule, which stipulated that homosexual acts were deemed to be "a crime against morality," punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine of five million CFA francs or $8,600.

Homosexuality is still punishable by death in a number of countries in 2020 and remains illegal in at least 71 others. Last year, Brunei recently sparked international uproar by adopting stringent Islamic laws that made homosexuals punishable by stoning to death. The following infographic was made with EQUALDEX data and shows where homosexuality remains illegal.

The Legal Status Of Homosexuality Worldwide #infographic


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