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human rights peter Tatchell Foundation

Countries with anti-LGBTIQ laws are sacrificing billions of dollars in potential tourism and investment, according to a new report. The Economic Cost of Homophobia report, published by advocacy group The Peter Tatchell Foundation, also argues that the countries are also sacrificing the economic power of their own LGBTIQ citizens. The global LGBTIQ travel market is …

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Theresa May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called for Commonwealth nations to repeal “outdated” anti-gay laws and said the UK “deeply regrets” its legacy of discrimination against LGBTIQ people around the world. Homosexuality remains illegal in 36 of the 53 Commonwealth countries – including nine that have a maximum penalty of life imprisonment – because penal …

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Trinidad Tobago LGBTI Rights

The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago’s top court has thrown out the country’s laws criminalising homosexuality. In February last year, activist Jason Jones took the country’s government to court to have two sections of the penal code banning gay sex nullified, claiming they violate his rights to privacy and freedom of expression. On Thursday, …

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Commonwealth Decriminalisation Petition March

More than 103,000 people have signed a petition calling on dozens of Commonwealth countries to repeal longstanding anti-gay laws. Homosexuality remains illegal in 37 of the 53 Commonwealth countries, with those countries continuing to enforce penal codes first introduced under the British Empire but never repealed. Punishments for LGBTIQ people among the countries include 10 …

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