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A world of difference

ALTHOUGH THE 1967 SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT WAS NOT THE LIGHT- SWITCH MOMENT AT WHICH EQUALITY WAS ACHIEVED IN THE UK, IT WAS A MAJOR LANDMARK ON OUR PATH TOWARDS FULL ACCEPTANCE. BUT PROGRESS HASN’T HAPPENED AT THE SAME PACE FOR GAY PEOPLE LIVING ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD

50 YEARS

Today, homosexuality is still illegal in more than 70 countries and an estimated 663 million people live in countries — such as Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia, Mauritania, Afghanistan, Qatar, and the UAE — where being gay can result in the death penalty.

In other nations, the sentences vary wildly. Chad, in central Africa, only criminalised homosexuality in December 2016, so the length of jail terms isn’t yet clear. Homosexuality in Turkmenistan, central Asia, carries a two-year jail term, while in Jamaica it can mean 10 years of hard labour, although it’s not often enforced. The Maldives banishes gay people for nine months to a year, or subjects them to up to 30 lashes, while homosexuality in Gambia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Barbados, Guyana, Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) can result in a life sentence. If you’re caught engaging in homosexual acts as an unmarried man in Yemen, you get 100 lashes. If you’re married, it’s a stoning.

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On the cover, exclusive interview with The Walking Dead star Daniel Newman Plus: Declan McKenna talks pop & politics; First Dates’ Fred Sirieix gets Active; previewing the BBC’s major new gay drama; one British man tortured for being gay; cruising through the years; and Attitude joins the great PrEP debate.
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