A new report details the most dangerous—and safest—places for gay travelers. According to the report, a few factors, such as adoption recognition and worker protections, may not affect travelers directly but are a good indication of overall attitudes within the culture. A view of the Lagos skyline in Nigeria, which was named the most dangerous place in the world for There, people can be put in prison for up to 14 years just for being gay, and some states even have the death penalty under Sharia law. Same-sex marriage has been legal there since , and the country has more Pride festivals per capita than anywhere else in the world. In almost all cases, the laws outlawing consensual gay sex were put into place under British rule and were left in place following independence.
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Indonesian men face 80 strokes of the cane for gay sex | Daily Mail Online
Naked as the day he was born, the bookish year-old had been invited on stage by one of the strippers hired for a party at the Atlantis Gym. That hardly qualified as outrageous behavior in the red-light district of Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta, where the Atlantis was located. Nearby were plenty of venues with suggestive names like the Playboy Sensation, massage parlors for straight men. Handoko felt safe, if a little embarrassed. Soon after he took the stage, the police stormed the premises. Officers herded naked, cowering men into the middle of the room and began taking photos, some of which — including one of Mr.
Indonesian men face 80 strokes of the cane for gay sex
Two men accused of having gay sex in Indonesia were savagely beaten with canes after neighbors reported them to police, and the punishment -- under Islamic law -- is tough to see. The men, both in their 20s, were flogged 77 times each by Sharia police in the country's conservative Aceh province, where a huge crowd gathered to watch the lashing Pleas for mercy and cries of pain could not save the men Sharia police only paused the punishment to allow the men a drink of water
Editor's note : This story contains images that some readers may find disturbing. As a host, year-old Alfrida Lantong is somewhat passive. Lying resolutely on her back and gazing up through a pair of thick, dusty spectacles, she roundly ignores her son's murmured greeting as he enters the room, and she pays little heed to the gaggle of grandchildren clustered around her.