The State Of Gay Rights Around The World

A recent survey from the ILGA (The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) outlines the current state of affairs for homosexuals internationally. The map provides detailed insight into those countries where laws are in place to protect the LGBTQ population as well as where being gay is punishable by death. Countries where being homosexuality is punishable by death are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Nigeria
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Yemen
  • Mauritania
  • United Arab Emirates

This information clearly shows how much more work is needed in order to enact laws that protect members of the LGBTQ community. And, for those countries who have laws to protect these vulnerable groups to lead the way through leadership and diplomacy.

View the entire map here.