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May 16, 2014 7:02 AM   Subscribe

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the world Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is illegal in almost 80 countries, and in at least five of them is still punishable by death. Ahead of the International day against homophobia and transphobia on 17 May, explore the legal situation for LGBT people around sex, marriage or civil partnerships, adoption, workplace discrimination and hate crime by region, country and overall population. Trans 101.
posted by michswiss (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is my coming out. twenty years or so post-op. A few years before, going full life. Male to female. Career improved, life improved. Got lucky. Good family.
posted by michswiss at 7:17 AM on May 16, 2014 [12 favorites]


The south east Asia stats seem misleading (illegal or unclear?) given some cultural norms.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:30 AM on May 16, 2014


As a trans person, I should probably know which five countries those are off hand, you know? Just in case I decide to take one of those "we'll go where the dart lands" vacations.
posted by blnkfrnk at 9:09 AM on May 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Somewhat similar to this, posted only recently.

Would be interesting to spot the differences.
posted by MartinWisse at 9:39 AM on May 16, 2014


They don't really have a lot about rights that primarily affect trans people - gender identity recognition, anti-discrimination on gender, access to surgery, etc. A batch of the South Asian countries would have colour markings because of this.
posted by divabat at 10:47 AM on May 16, 2014


This is interesting information but a lousy way of presenting it. What am I supposed to click on to see which stuff?
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:36 PM on May 20, 2014


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