Despite blacklash, LGBTI people make global gains


Peter Tatchell | San Diego Gay & Lesbian News | February 12, 2016

The last few years have witnessed an unnerving backlash against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in twenty countries, including Russia, Morocco, Uganda, Brunei, Syria, Nigeria and The Gambia.

This escalating repression has included more vigorous enforcement of long-standing laws criminalising same-sex relations; resulting in highly publicised arrests in several countries, including Cameroon, Egypt and Senegal.

Nearly 80 countries still have a total prohibition on same-sex relations. Over half of them are members of the Commonwealth.

Their homophobic laws were imposed by Britain in the nineteenth century, during the era of colonialism, and retained after independence.

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