10 years later, tally of 92 anti-LGBT nations drops to 76

76 CRIMES

This blog's map of 80 countries with laws against sexual relations between people of the same sex. This blog’s map of 80 countries with laws against sexual relations between people of the same sex, four more than are on the ILGA list. (See the article for an explanation why.)

The arc of history is trending toward justice for LGBTI people worldwide, judging by the latest tallies from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.

Cover of ILGA's 2015 edition of its report on State-Sponsored Homophobia. (Click the image for a link to the report) Cover of ILGA’s 2015 edition of its report on State-Sponsored Homophobia. (Click the image for a link to the report)

In an encouraging change from 2006, when the ILGA report listed 92 countries with laws prohibiting sexual acts between consenting same-sex adults, ILGA in its 10th annual State-Sponsored Homophobia report now cites only 76 such countries.

“The situation is still unacceptable: more than one-third of the world’s States consider same-sex sexual activity illegal,” say the 2015 report’s authors, Aengus Carroll and Lucas Paoli Itaborahy. “On the other hand, although 2013…

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