Global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality around the world
I recently learned about the Human Dignity Trust – a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality around the world by upholding international law. The organization is starting their international campaign by bringing the issue to court in Belize.
From travelling around the world I’ve seen how different homosexuality is treated in each and every country. Whether it’s marriage inequality in America or a surprising amount of gay and trans-sexual bars in Bangkok, the world is an incredibly diverse place politically. But there are certain things that are universal—human rights and equality.
I don’t know much about the Human Dignity Trust (do you? let me know in the comments…) but I like their objective:
The Human Dignity Trust works for the decriminalisation of consensual, private same-sex sexual conduct between adults through the application of settled, existing human rights law. The criminalisation of identity is a violation of the rights to privacy, dignity and equality protected in international human rights and constitutional law. The Trust seeks to have these laws upheld and respected.
I’ll be following this global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality closely. Just by making myself more aware of gay travel news by reading and following more sites focused for gay travellers, I’ve already learned a lot about the world.