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Theresa May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called for Commonwealth nations to repeal “outdated” anti-gay laws and said the UK “deeply regrets” its legacy of discrimination against LGBTIQ people around the world. Homosexuality remains illegal in 36 of the 53 Commonwealth countries – including nine that have a maximum penalty of life imprisonment – because penal …

Trinidad Tobago LGBTI Rights

The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago’s top court has thrown out the country’s laws criminalising homosexuality. In February last year, activist Jason Jones took the country’s government to court to have two sections of the penal code banning gay sex nullified, claiming they violate his rights to privacy and freedom of expression. On Thursday, …