Saturday, 21 August 2010

Audio: Gays' global search for acceptance

Source: NPR

Discussion by Tony Cox on 'Talk of the Nation' on 'Gays' Global Search For Acceptance'. With Gregory Branch, correspondent,, Andrew Meldrum, senior editor for Africa, and Rachel Tivens, executive director, Immigration Equality.

Around the globe, men and women are being punished, sometimes with death, because of their sexual orientation. A recent study by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association reveals that it is a crime to be gay in 76 countries. As a result, many gays live in constant fear or become refugees fleeing for their safety.

Some nations are now considering whether sexual orientation is grounds for political asylum. Today, we're going to talk about gay and lesbian rights in countries other than the United States.


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