British Empire “exported anti-gay laws” during 19th century

23 February 2016

A new interactive historical map on the criminalization of homosexuality across the world shows how British colonialists “exported anti-gay laws” during the 19th century; that’s according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR)

The map, published by the UN Free and Equal campaign, allows users to see how laws have changed since the 1790s up until today.

Homosexuality continues to be outlawed in 76 countries in Africa as well as in the Middle East and Asia.

Janie Cangelosi has been speaking to OHCHR’s Charles Radcliffe.

Duration: 3’54”


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