“South Africa is a world leader in legal protections – being the first country in the world to recognize equal gay marriage. This also comprises most of Western Europe, Australia, Canada and a clutch of countries in Latin America.
Only 14% of the world’s gay people live in places where they have some rights and legal protections, or even equal rights with straight people.”
International: About 40 percent or 2 out of 5 of the world’s gay people live in countries where being gay can result in a prison sentence and only 14% live in places where they have some rights and legal protections.
There is no global count of how many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, reports ampp3d.mirror.co.uk.
Hardly any countries count their own LGBT populations and estimates of LGBT people as a percentage of the population typically vary from 0% to 10%.
To get an idea of the global LGBT population, the percentage used was the British government’s figure of 6% – the one they used when calculating the impact of Civil Partnerships in the UK in 2004, said the report.
There are five countries which are known to kill citizens for being gay: Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Mauritania and Iran. We estimate that a potential 10 million LGBT people…
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