Paradise or Persecution: Campaign background information


Today more than 75 countries around the world criminalise lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The full list of countries can be found on the International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) website.

In support of a new campaign to raise awareness of the global scale of LGBT criminalisation, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance decided to commission research into the legality of same sex sexual activity in 10 of these countries.

This background information note outlines the relevant laws that exist in each of the countries featured in the interactive quiz Paradise or Persecution, as well as additional information to illustrate the lived experience of LGBT people who live there. All laws stated are sourced from ILGA’s 2015 State-sponsored homophobia report. 

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Campaign background information (November 2015)