76+ countries where homosexuality is illegal

Published: March 26, 2013

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, or ILGA, lists the following 78 (plus 4) countries with criminal laws against sexual activity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people (LGBTIs).  Links in the list lead to this blog’s posts about individual countries.

The total is 82 if you include political entities such as Gaza/Palestine, the Turkish-controlled northern portion of Cyprus, and Indonesia, where two large provinces outlaw homosexual acts.

The total is 76-plus countries, according to a list from the  St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which uses that measure in its Spirit of 76 Worldwide program aimed at repealing those laws.

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