A backlash against LGBT+ inclusion
In some parts of the world, there is rising antagonism towards LGBT+ people, who are suffering discrimination at the hands of politicians and lawmakers. It has been described as a “backlash” against the clear long-term arc towards global LGBT+ inclusion.
Same-sex acts are illegal in 71 countries (37% of all UN States); 2.8 billion people live in countries where consensual same-sex acts are a crime. Even in countries without such laws, LGBT+ people suffer other forms of state-sponsored oppression – including Indonesia, Russia and many Eastern European countries.