Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in at least 10 nations


Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in Africa and in the Caribbean. In the map above, which shows the 66 nations with anti-homosexuality laws, the nations with active legal challenges that could decriminalize homosexuality there are shown in yellow. The sodomy laws of four small Caribbean island nations are being challenged in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. Those countries are Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Dominica. A decision in the case was expected earlier this year. In addition, lawyer/activist Maurice Tomlinson is challenging the anti-buggery law in his native Jamaica — an effort that has been slowed down by extensive legal maneuvering from powerful Jamaican homophobes. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights ruled in late 2020 that Jamica’s sodomy laws contravene the American Convention on Human Rights, but so far that has not persuaded the Jamaican government to act.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/17/2024
The Biden campaign has marked Pride Month with a blitz of advertisements, interviews and engagements with local LGBTQ groups and prominent figures to try and …
Added on: 06/17/2024
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters marched in central Kyiv Sunday to demand more rights and highlight their …
Added on: 06/17/2024
When Daoud, a veteran queer activist, recently walked past rainbow flags hung for Pride month in the old port city of Jaffa, a historic …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Added on: 06/15/2024
The world of men’s professional football has long been playing catch-up when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and visibility, with very few openly gay …
Added on: 06/13/2024
Performers strutted their stuff onstage at an LGBTQ community dance party in Nigeria’s Lagos, publicly celebrating their identities in a country where being gay …
Added on: 06/12/2024
Chukwuebuka, a pseudonym for his safety, is a bisexual Nigerian student residing in the U.K. He finds himself at a critical juncture, torn between …