All the countries where homosexuality is illegal
After criminalizing it in mid-December, Gabon has just decriminalized gay sex
We've entered a new decade, but equality for LGBTQ people around the world continues to not be a given. In fact, being part of the LGBTQ community can often mean a prison sentence, or even death.
Indeed, while it’s true that over 25 countries around the world have legalized same-sex marriage and that about as many allow for joint adoption by same-sex couples, it’s also true that same-sex sexual activity is illegal in over 70 countries.
To the credit of a handful of these countries, several have legislation pending to rid their books of these laws. To discover which, and to read about those that are far from doing the same, click through this gallery detailing all the countries where homosexuality is illegal.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age