The World Health Organization deemed homosexuality a disease up until 23 years ago.
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, or IDAHO, an annual event aiming to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights advocacy.
In an effort to highlight great investigations and landmark media attention around LGBT discrimination, The I Files editors have put together a playlist that takes a look at LGBT rights outside of the U.S. Many LGBT citizens today still face violence or persecution based on their sexuality or gender. In more than 76 countries around the world, same-sex relationships are still considered illegal and punishable by jail time or fines. The repercussions of being gay in some of these countries can even result in a death sentence.
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