There’s a lot of celebrate.
- Ireland elected it’s first gay Prime Minister
- Luxembourg’s first husband joined world leaders’ spouses for a photo
- Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage
On Friday Germany legalised same-sex marriage.
However, there’s still a long way to go.
Every year, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), release a report on the human rights for LGBT people across the globe.
This map, made using this year’s data, shows how criminalisation, protection and recognition laws are enacted.
There are now 23 countries that have legalised same-sex marriage.
However, in more than three times as many (75) it’s still illegal to be gay.
In eight of those countries, people partaking in homosexual activity can face the death penalty.
Athough a further 28 states recognise same-sex marriage, 40 per cent of the world’s population live in countries where people can be prosecuted for their sexual orientation, and more than 400 million people live in a country where being gay is punishable by death.