Is the world now a better place for LGBTI people?

Moderately good news…


rainbow flagQ. A journalist asked, “In the years that Erasing 76 Crimes has covered criminalization of queerness around the world, has the situation improved, stayed stagnant or gotten worse?”

Here’s a quick, non-definitive answer:

A. During my time publishing Erasing 76 Crimes, from 2012 to the present, the situation has been fluid — possibly improving, with a modest reduction in the number of enforced anti-LGBT laws.

Mozambique repealed its law, as have tiny Palau, Lesotho, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Just this month, tiny Seychelles and Nauru did too.

Malawi has a moratorium on enforcement of its law during court deliberations on whether it is constitutional.

Uganda‘s harsh 2014 law lasted only a few months before it was overturned.

North Cyprus repealed what had been Europe’s last anti-homosexuality law.

Several Caribbean countries seem close to eliminating their sodomy laws, despite conservative Christians’ objections, but haven’t done so yet.


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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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