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LGBT Rights around the World

LGBT Rights Around the World The outlook for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the U.S. has improved rapidly in recent years, but that doesn't necessarily translate to other places in the world. What's the status of LGBT rights around the world? BASIC ACCEPTANCE While Americans continue to debate the merits of marriage equality, in dozens of countries, same-sex relationships are illegal. Here's a look at the varying levels of LGBT acceptance around the world. Homosexuality illegal Same-sex marriage legal Same-sex relationships recognized Homosexuality legal but no recognition of same-sex relationships Notes: In many countries - where same-sex relationships are illegal, it's only sex between men that's And several countries, like the United States, have murky or mixed laws on marriage equality and other forms of legal unions of same-sex couples. targeted and lesbian relationships are legal. While we've seen that dozens of countries have laws criminalizing homosexuality, in a handful of countries, a person could be put to death for being gay. П» Iran Saudi Arabia Mauritania Sudan Yemen Nigeria Somalia CHANGING TIMES LGBT rights have advanced rapidly in the U.S. in recent years. Here's a Hook at just how quick the change has come. 1973 MENTAL DESORDERS tyndrome 1974 sem dactedon sndrome Gaardione detunions inecen-elated disoeder Suouder 1975 acinogen per strionic personali 1976 persiona 1977 Meotinoten 1978 ypochond 1979 Homosexuality removed from American Psychiatric Association's list of mental disorders. 1980 Harvey Milk is sworn in as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; his first act as a member of the board is sponsoring a bill outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Milk fellow board member Dan White. 1981 1982 1983 later murdered by 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Wisconsin outlaws discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. D*A*D*T* 1990 1991 1992 Don't Ask, Don't Tell 1993 The U.S. military adopts its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. 1994 1995 1996 NÜSSachuset 1997 1998 1999 Vermont becomes the first state to legally recognize relationships between same-sex couples but stops short of using the word "marriage," reserving that for heterosexual couples. 2000 2001 2002 2003 Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Massachusetts. 2004 2005 2006 2007 YoteNO эn PROP 8 2008 2009 2010 2011 The California Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry; voters in the state later approve Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. 2012 New York becomes the largest state (at the time) to allow same-sex marriage. 2013 2014 Jason Collins becomes the first active U.S. professional athlete to come out. Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL. Marriage equality by year (states where same-sex marriages are recognized) 19 16 ш пи ш ш ш ш ш ш 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 DAILY LIFE With varying degrees of freedom, gays and lesbians around the world have widely different daily experiences. U.S. NEARLY 4 IN 10/ Gay Americans who have been rejected by a family member or close friend 58% # 92% Gay Americans who've been the target of slurs or jokes LGBT Americans who say society will become more accepting over the next decade CHINA 6.3% Gay Chinese workers who are completely out in the workplace 47.6% Gay Chinese workers who haven't told anyone at work that they're gay UNITED KINGDOM 2 IN 3 44% LGBT people in the UK who experienced a hate crime or incident but didn't report it to anyone LGBT people in the UK who've felt harassed about their sexuality in the past year SOURCES: HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG • HTTP://WWW.INDEPENDENT.CO.UK • HTTP://GAYMARRIAGE.PROCON.ORG • HTTP://www.INFOPLEASE.COM • HTTP://WWW.PEWSOCIALTRENDS.ORG • HTTP://FRA.EUROPA.EU • HTTPS://Www.STONEWALL.ORG.UK INFO GRAPHIC WORLD DESIGNED BY

LGBT Rights around the World

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While America has made leaps in accepting LGBT marriage, the laws and general outlook on the LGBT lifestyle varies. Unfortunately, in some countries, being a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgender ca...




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