Every year, The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) releases a map of lesbian and gay rights around the world. The most recent edition, released in May 2012, is a reminder that, while things are certainly getting better for some LGBT people, much of the world's queer population still faces life-threatening consequences for being themselves.
Check out the maps below, and be sure to check out the ILGA report for more information.
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About the ILGA: Founded in 1978, ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is now a association of over 900 groups in over 115 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) rights.