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Recount: 75 (or 79) nations where homosexuality is illegal

The number of countries with anti-homosexuality laws is currently 75, according to the latest tally from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. That’s down one from earlier this month, when the African nation of Chad was incorrectly included in the list. This blog now lists a total of 79, including four … Continue reading


Cameroon releases Jean-Claude Roger Mbede for medical care

This blog has received two reports that Jean-Claude Roger Mbede has been released from prison, at least temporarily, for medical treatment. We are seeking confirmation of those reports. [It has been confirmed. See the exclusive interview, “Gay in Cameroon: after beatings in prison, rejection at home.”] Meanwhile, Amnesty International is continuing its campaign for his … Continue reading