Places where it’s illegal to be gay

Places where it’s illegal to be gay

Although the world is an amazing and beautiful place it’s also full of complete fuckwits who believe that being gay is a sin and so have made it illegal to be so.

 

Same-sex marriage

Incredibly the Republic of Ireland, a country famous for being super religious, was the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage following a country-wide referendum.

Countries that have since followed include:

  • Argentina,
  • Australia (pending),
  • Belgium,
  • Brazil,
  • Canada,
  • Colombia,
  • Denmark,
  • Finland,
  • France,
  • Germany,
  • Iceland,
  • Ireland,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Mexico,
  • The Netherlands,
  • New Zealand,
  • Norway,
  • Portugal,
  • South Africa,
  • Spain,
  • Sweden,
  • Taiwan,
  • The United Kingdom,
  • The United States,
  • Uruguay,

 

Illegal to be gay

Here are the countries that, at the time of writing this blog, have anti-homosexuality laws:

Africa

  • Algeria
  •  Angola
  •  Botswana
  •  Burundi
  •  Cameroon
  •  Comoros
  •  Egypt
  •  Eritrea
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Gambia
  •  Ghana
  •  Guinea
  •  Kenya
  •  Liberia
  •  Libya
  •  Malawi
  • Mauritania
  •  Mauritius
  •  Morocco
  •  Namibia
  •  Nigeria
  •  Senegal
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Somalia
  •  South Sudan
  •  Sudan
  •  Swaziland
  •  Tanzania
  •  Togo
  •  Tunisia
  •  Uganda
  •  Zambia
  •  Zimbabwe

Asia, including the Middle East

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  •  Bhutan
  •  Brunei
  •  Daesh
  •  India
  •  Iran
  •  Iraq
  •  Kuwait
  •  Lebanon
  •  Malaysia
  •  Maldives
  •  Myanmar
  •  Oman
  •  Pakistan
  •  Palestine/Gaza Strip
  •  Qatar
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Singapore
  •  Sri Lanka
  •  Syria
  •  Turkmenistan
  •  United Arab Emirates
  •  Uzbekistan
  •  Yemen

Americas

  •  Antigua & Barbuda
  •  Barbados
  •  Dominica
  •  Grenada
  •  Guyana
  •  Jamaica
  •  St Kitts & Nevis
  •  St Lucia
  •  St Vincent & the Grenadines
  •  Trinidad & Tobago

Oceania

  •  Cook Islands
  •  Indonesia (Aceh Province and South Sumatra)
  •  Kirbati
  •  Papua New Guinea
  •  Samoa
  •  Solomon Islands
  •  Tonga
  •  Tuvalu

In the United States, anti-bumming laws were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, but they are still on the books in 13 states. But if you’re not there so see two guys bumming did it really happen? And what about all the straight bumming? Is that illegal?

Russia, which enacted an anti-“gay propaganda” law in 2013 prohibiting any positive mention of homosexuality in the presence of minors, including online.

Lithuania, which has a similar law; in 2015, it considered but has not yet adopted a further law that would impose fines for any public display that “defies traditional family values.” – Traditional family values? You mean knocking someone up then fucking off and leaving her to bring the kids up on their own? Oh yeah, we don’t want to be defying those family values.

 

Punishable by Death

Now for the even more bizarre countries that punish homosexuality. There are 13 and they are all extremely religious and have seriously questionable human rights.

  • Sudan,
  • Iran,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • Yemen,
  • Mauritania,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Pakistan,
  • Qatar,
  • UAE,
  • Nigeria (parts of),
  • Somalia (parts of),
  • Syria (parts of),
  • Iraq (parts of),

 

How to be safe if you’re gay and in one of these countries

The number one tip for being safe if you’re gay in a country where it’s illegal is to pretend that you’re not gay. Just don’t be gay, or if you have to be gay then be a gay woman because you could be mistaken for good friends. Stay in separate hotel rooms. No public displays of affection including hand holding and no wearing a huge rainbow flag around your shoulders. But perhaps it’s best, if you really want to go to these countries to not be gay for a week. You probably tried not to be gay for years before you came out so it shouldn’t be that hard.

By | 2017-11-17T01:26:30+00:00 May 30th, 2017|
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