More than 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay is a crime. The 17th May is International day agains homophobia and transphobia. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is illegal in almost 80 countries, and in at least five of them is still punishable by death.
This article from The Guardian explores the legal situation for LGBT people around sex, marriage or civil partnerships, adoption, workplace discrimination and hate crime by region, country and overall population.
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