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A New Report: ILGA: "State-sponsored Homophobia: A World Survey Of Laws Criminalizing Same-sex Sexual Acts Between Consenting Adults"

This annual report is characterized by contrasts - some victories to celebrate against a background of hateful laws still in force and hate crimes around the world. Roughly 60% of UN Members (113 of 193) has abolished (and a few never had) legislation criminalizing same-sex sexual acts between consenting adults, while roughly 40% (78 of 193) still clings to it in a misguided - as well as criminal - attempt to preserve their “cultural identities” in the face of globalization.

Although this division has been relatively stable in the last years, the recentdevelopment at the UN Human Rights Council, with the groundbreaking report by the High-Commissioner Pillay on the violence and discrimination too many LGBTI people still facearound the world, give us reason for hope, though change might not come at the pace wewould like it to come.

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