Tag Archives: ILGA

Global Survey: 28% Back Criminalizing Homosexuality

Britain’s Gay Times reports: More than one in four people (28.5%) believe that those in same-sex relationships should be ‘charged as criminals’, according to a new survey of over 150,000 people across 77 countries and territories around the world. Unsurprisingly, the 2017 ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey showed that there were major differences in views towards sexual and gender minorities in ...

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Malta: Best In Europe For LGBT Rights

Yesterday Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted his pride after his tiny island nation was ranked as the best in Europe on LGBT rights by ILGA-Europe. Malta Today reports: Malta has shot up to a historic first place in the International Lesbian-Gay Association’s ‘Rainbow Europe’ league for LGBTIQ rights, overtaking the United Kingdom and Belgium. According to the table, Malta grants ...

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Scotland Leads Ranking Of LGBT Rights

Via press release: According to ILGA-Europe’s annual review of LGBTI equality and human rights laws across the continent, published today, Scotland now comes ahead of the rest of the UK and Europe in the legal protections offered to LGBTI people. The ‘Rainbow Europe Index’ measures progress in European countries on LGBTI equality against a 48-point criteria that includes legal protections ...

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Europe Rainbow Map 2013

ILGA-Europe has issued its annual overview of LGBT rights. Although it does not yet have full marriage equality, the United Kingdom received the highest rating of the 49 nations in the report, earning a 77% score. Russia got the lowest score at 7%.   Via Pink News: Among the EU member states causing major concern are Hungary and Greece. The report ...

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Report: 86 Countries Outlaw Gay Sex

A new report from the ILGA has raised the number of countries that criminalize same-sex act to 86. The International Lesbian and Gay Association’s 2008 report on state-sponsored homophobia says that being lesbian or gay is risking jail time in 86 countries and death penalty in seven. The figure normally quoted is 77 countries. The research deals only with legislation ...

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