Via the Guardian, here a bit of “news” that’s well-known to most of us. Homosexuality is illegal in 41 out of the 53 Commonwealth countries, a report released on Monday reveals. Despite this, the forthcoming Commonwealth heads of government meeting (Chogm) in Sri Lanka has elected not to discuss the issue of anti-gay discrimination. Commissioned by the Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation and compiled by LGBT activists throughout the Commonwealth, the report calls for Commonwealth countries to repeal anti-gay legislation, with an immediate moratorium on enforcement.
With so much focus on marriage equality, it’s easy to forget that many of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters live in countries around the world where it’s illegal to simply be to you are.