Iran set to execute 18-year-old on false charge of sodomy

An 18-year-old Iranian is facing imminent execution on charges of homosexuality, even though he has no legal representation. Ebrahim Hamidi, who is not gay, was sentenced to death for lavat, or sodomy, on the basis of “judge’s knowledge”, a legal loophole that allows for subjective judicial rulings ...more ⇒

Second Zimbabwe gay activist pleads not guilty on porn charges

The second Zimbabwean gay rights activist to be charged with having porn in her office has pleaded not guilty. Ellen Chadehama, 34, a worker for the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) organisation, was arrested in May with another staff member, Ignatius Muhambi, 38. Both were charged with possessing “indecent ...more ⇒

Gay Iranian Immigrant Faces Deportation

Moroccans petition for sodomy law abolition

Via: A group of gay and lesbian Moroccan citizens, with the support of their parents and friends, has launched an online petition demanding the repeal of article 489 of the Moroccan Penal Code, and that the country ensure the social, economic and political right to express their sexual orientation freely ...more ⇒

More than 70 countries make being gay a crime

Acomprehensive study of global lesbian, bisexual and gay rights, seen by The Independent on Sunday, reveals the brutal – and, in many instances, fatal – price people pay around the globe for their sexuality. The research, which was conducted by the charity network the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans ...more ⇒

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