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Blog post from Saturday, 24 May, 2014

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the world

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is illegal in almost 80 countries, and in at least five of them is still punishable by death.

Ahead of the International day against homophobia and transphobia on 17 May, explore the legal situation for LGBT people around sex, marriage or civil partnerships, adoption, workplace discrimination and hate crime by region, country and overall population. View the interactive »

For more information on rights in Australia visit the Australian Human Rights Commission or see the Find Legal Answers page on sex discrimination.