The eight countries I have mentioned in this blog are only a few of many countries, which have anti-LGBT laws. According to the article “82 countries where homosexuality is illegal” lists the countries, which have LGBT inequalities.
Here’s the list of 82 countries and independent political entities with anti-homosexuality laws:
18 Malawi (enforcement of law suspended)
25 Sao Tome
28 Sierra Leone
30 South Sudan
Asia, including the Middle East
46 Lebanon (law ruled invalid in one court)
52 Palestine/Gaza Strip
54 Saudi Arabia
56 Sri Lanka
59 United Arab Emirates
Two Asian/Middle Eastern countries were listed separately by ILGA under the heading “Legal status of homosexual acts unclear or uncertain”:
- In Iraq, there is no law against homosexual acts, but homophobic violence is unchecked and self-appointed sharia judges reportedly have imposed sentences for homosexual behavior.
- In India, enforcement of the law against homosexual activity had been suspended by court action, but the Supreme Court overturned that ruling on Dec. 11, 2013, so India is back on the main list of countries with anti-homosexuality laws.
No country in Europe has a law against homosexuality. The last one, Northern Cyprus, repealed its law in January 2014.
Also in Europe and worth mentioning but not on that list of countries with laws against homosexuality are:
- Russia, which enacted a law in 2013 prohibiting any positive mention of homosexuality in the presence of minors, including online;
- Ukraine, which has considered, but so far has not adopted a similar law against “gay propaganda.”
- Moldova, which adopted and then repealed such a law in 2013.
Some of these countries have very harsh punishments for those who are LGBT. The article titled “7 worst capital punishments for those who are (illegally) Gay” addresses these punishments and paints a picture for those who may be unaware that these punishments are occurring.
Here is the link to the article: