An international gay rights organisation is celebrating its 30th birthday with the release of an updated map depicting the status of LGBT equality around the world.

Founded in 1978, ILGA, the International Lesbian and Gay Association, is now a federation of over 600 groups in over 90 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) rights.

The map shows that in 2008 LGBT people still face the death penalty in seven countries; fear imprisonment in 76 countries; are protected by anti-discrimination laws in 49 countries; and have recognition for same-sex unions in 19 countries.

ILGA says that it has released the map to raise awareness on the extent of State Sponsored Homophobia in the world.

Click here to view or download the map.

Get the Mamba Newsletter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Send this to a friend