Moderately good news…
Q. 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Mozambique repealed its law, as have tiny Palau, Lesotho, and São Tomé and Príncipe.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North Cyprus repealed what had been Europe’s last anti-homosexuality law.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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