The five least gay tolerant places


Saudi Arabia

Homosexuality is punished with the death penalty or, occasionally, a severe whipping.

Iran

In 2007 President Ahmadinejad declared that homosexuality did not exist in his country. Should the need arise, however, there is a law against it carrying a punishment of anything from jail to public lashing to death.

Jamaica

The worst place in all the Americas to be gay. Male homosexuality is against the law and the punishment is 10 years hard labour.

Afghanistan

The death penalty introduced under the Taliban is no longer officially enforced, but it depends who catches you.

Nigeria

Homosexuality is illegal and punishment can be anything from four years to the death penalty. Even writing or talking about support for gay people can land you in prison.

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