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This Map Shows Where it is Illegal to be Gay - Worldwide Sexual Orientation Laws.

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by Anonymousreply 59Last Monday at 2:36 PM
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by Anonymousreply 104/07/2021

TAIWAN NUMBA ONE 🇹🇼 The *real* China. What a gay friendly sapphire in Asia.

Begone evil Chinese Communists!!!

by Anonymousreply 204/07/2021

Pressure needs to be put on Guyana, Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Barbados and St Lucia to clear the western hemisphere of homopobia and pass discrimination protection throughout the US.

by Anonymousreply 304/07/2021

Those countries all have something in common, R3. Unlikely!

by Anonymousreply 404/07/2021

Great Thread!

by Anonymousreply 504/07/2021

The shades of red have what in common? Hmmm?

by Anonymousreply 604/07/2021

Guyana is quite gay-friendly in reality, even though the laws on the books saw otherwise. Of course, that’s not an excuse for the outdated laws to exist, and I do think they will be one of the next countries to decriminalize homosexuality.

by Anonymousreply 704/07/2021

Okay, who had Bolivia on their Gay Rights Bingo card?

by Anonymousreply 804/07/2021

The ones in red and orange.......are mostly .. Muslim countries, including Palestinian Territories. Yet DL'ers seem to love them.

by Anonymousreply 904/07/2021

There is no shortage of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Muslim countries as much as anywhere else, and people fighting for their equality there deserve support.

by Anonymousreply 1004/07/2021

Not mentioning that the USA ranks with the Ukraine, Botswana and Mozambique?

by Anonymousreply 1104/07/2021

Look at Israel.

by Anonymousreply 1204/07/2021

I'm trying R12

Not easy on the phone, as the photo only enlarges so much and Israel is tiny.

Israel looks to be the same shade of blue as most of Western Europe?

by Anonymousreply 1304/07/2021

Yup R13. Dark Blue like Western Europe.

by Anonymousreply 1404/07/2021

R11 - gay marriage and gay adoption aren’t allowed in those countries.

A country can get super dark blue for “constitutional protections” yet not allow gay marriage or same sex adoptions.

by Anonymousreply 1504/07/2021

Americans love and defend their misery.

by Anonymousreply 1604/07/2021

Wow, Nepal and Bolivia both have constitutional protection. Adding them to the list of countries to visit!

by Anonymousreply 1704/07/2021

It's a relief to see we are a couple of steps ahead of...Russia.

by Anonymousreply 1804/07/2021

Most, if not all of those in the darkest red category are completely hell holes anyway. I will say, that I'm disappointed in Bhutan (not in the darkest category, but close enough). I've always wanted to travel there...despite the $200-$250 USD daily fee.

I wouldn't mind only hitting Nepal, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 1904/07/2021

All thanks to white colonialism!

by Anonymousreply 2004/07/2021

Who knew Mongolia was an island of tolerance?

by Anonymousreply 2104/07/2021

I was going to say, Mongolia? I was /not/ expecting that.

by Anonymousreply 2204/07/2021

Gee, I wonder what crawled up the added of the closet cases in stripes and raspberry berets....

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by Anonymousreply 2304/07/2021

The Western world is going into the right direction and that makes me very pleased. Another 15-20 years and it will be all blue.

by Anonymousreply 2404/07/2021

Maybe we should find a new map indicating where any of these laws are enforced?

The UK had the death penalty on the statute book until 2004 despite not having executed anyone since 1964.

by Anonymousreply 2504/07/2021

It only took 24 for one to show up. It's slow here.

by Anonymousreply 2604/07/2021

I wonder how this map will look in 10-20 years. I dare to be hopeful.

by Anonymousreply 2704/07/2021

[quote]Pressure needs to be put on Guyana, Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Barbados and St Lucia to clear the western hemisphere of homopobia and pass discrimination protection throughout the US.

We can start by boycotting those countries as well as the cruise lines that give them plenty of money.

by Anonymousreply 2804/07/2021

Muslim countries look red to me. And Israel is blue.

No surprise.

by Anonymousreply 2904/07/2021

[quote]The ones in red and orange.......are mostly .. Muslim countries, including Palestinian Territories. Yet DL'ers seem to love them.

[quote]There is no shortage of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Muslim countries as much as anywhere else, and people fighting for their equality there deserve support.

The political and cultural fetishization of Muslims in the West has created such a high degree of reality disconnect that despite homosexuality being socially abhorrent, a crime and a death sentence in 56 Muslim countries, posters like R10 continue to rationalize support for homo-hating cultures. And on a gay board.

by Anonymousreply 3004/07/2021

what r30 said!

by Anonymousreply 3104/07/2021

If you don't want to sign in to your YT account from this link, then just click on the transfer link in the frame to be taken directly to YT. Did you all know that it was THIS bad in Russia?

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by Anonymousreply 32Last Thursday at 1:43 AM

R30 I get your point, but what I think R10 is trying to say is we should support LGBT people who have the great misfortune to be stuck in Islamofacist regimes, not support Islam itself. Islam is the problem, rather than the people as such, and is the reason for many of the homo hating cultures in the world - but not all, Russia being a case in point.

Palestine in particular though is an absolute living hell for LGBT people, with extreme persecution and beatings, honour killings etc

by Anonymousreply 33Last Thursday at 3:13 AM

[quote]Who knew Mongolia was an island of tolerance?

I was surprised by a lot of places on this map.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Thursday at 6:43 AM

But it's Islamophobic to call out Muslim homophobia!

by Anonymousreply 35Last Thursday at 6:54 AM

This map has no bearing on reality. I took major loads when I worked for Aramco on Saudi. Basically it’s all masc verbal straight acting tops all the time if you know how to be discreet.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Thursday at 6:55 AM

[quote] The ones in red and orange.......are mostly .. Muslim countries, including Palestinian Territories. Yet DL'ers seem to love them.

As far as a large contingent of this site is concerned, it’s still 1995.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Thursday at 7:04 AM

R33 thank you for being able to read. Yes, that's what I meant. In even the most homophobic and intolerant cultures, queer people exist and someone's trying to make a difference, often at great cost. They should be the ones that get support.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Thursday at 8:48 AM

Notice the counties who follow imaginary gods are the least tolerant. Fairy tales written by straight men... they don’t want to be treated like they treat women, apparently!

by Anonymousreply 39Last Thursday at 9:02 AM

[quote]is trying to say is we should support LGBT people who have the great misfortune to be stuck in Islamofacist regimes, not support Islam itself. Islam is the problem, rather than the people as such,

R33 R39 Part of that Western fetishization includes the absurd attempt to separate Muslims from Islam. As if the foundation of Muslim culture, its raison d'etre, can be easily dismissed or ignored, has little or no influence on the daily lives of 1.7 billion Muslims.

It is again that reality disconnect that creates the ludicrous phenomenon of gay men on a gay board supportive/defensive about Muslim cultures. Doing so does not support "LGBT people who have the great misfortune to be stuck in Islamofacist regimes", it is tacit support for those homo-murdering regimes and Muslim populations that persecute them.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Thursday at 9:52 PM

Christian countries in Africa seems particularly homophobic

by Anonymousreply 41Last Thursday at 10:02 PM

The problem with that map is that it looks solely at laws, not the realities of LGBT peoples who live there.

LGBT are socially and legally repressed in Russia and Poland, for example, but the map says no laws against gays.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Thursday at 10:05 PM

R42 Sounds great until they need an excuse to lock you up.

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by Anonymousreply 43Last Thursday at 10:11 PM

Nice colors, but I'd still rather be gay in Alabama than a gay in Angola.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Thursday at 10:44 PM

We need a map showing where it is legal to be FABULOUS!

by Anonymousreply 45Last Thursday at 10:48 PM

R44, both will lead to terrible lives if you’re not bashed and killed

by Anonymousreply 46Last Thursday at 10:52 PM

[quote]It is again that reality disconnect that creates the ludicrous phenomenon of gay men on a gay board supportive/defensive about Muslim cultures.

Again for the literal minded like R40, no one is defending "Muslim cultures," we're discussing the fact that even in the most oppressive regimes and societies, LGBT people exist and someone's trying to do the right thing and those people should be supported however possible for these societies to progress. The alternative is to throw thousands of people who are already suffering to the wolves and letting them be persecuted and killed. The fact that you think having sympathy for people living under those conditions is TACIT SUPPORT for those very conditions is beyond illogical.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Friday at 11:07 AM

Boliva--one of the poorer countries in South America--has better protections for those of different sexual orientation than America? Wow.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Friday at 11:32 AM

[quote]Christian countries in Africa seems particularly homophobic

Blame the British empire and American evangelicals for that.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Friday at 11:51 AM

R49, true. So many harcore rightwing evangelical preachers head to Uganda. We see how that turned out.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Friday at 11:57 AM

I bless the rains down in Africa 🎶

by Anonymousreply 51Last Friday at 12:02 PM

I think they’re attempting to obliquely defend religion for the grotesque things they believe... and do to homosexuals, r47.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Friday at 12:16 PM

It’s worth noting that no conservative countries are nice places to live in.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Friday at 12:35 PM

Use the Secret to create the life you want!

by Anonymousreply 54Last Friday at 1:24 PM

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by Anonymousreply 55Last Friday at 5:24 PM

R49, Yes. Those evangelical missionaries descended upon Africa decades ago, providing aid in exchange for their souls.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Friday at 5:40 PM

So you want to support LGBT people In oppressive religious regimes (there, I didn't say Muslim, feel better?)? Then start by calling out their oppressive religious community.

by Anonymousreply 57Last Saturday at 2:35 AM

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by Anonymousreply 58Last Monday at 2:01 PM

r6 oppressed by israel?

by Anonymousreply 59Last Monday at 2:36 PM
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