Worldfocus partner World Pulse is a media enterprise covering global issues through the eyes of women. Zimbabwean blogger Gertrude Pswarayi shares the story of a gay Zimbabwean woman who lives in fear that her sexual identity will be discovered.
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In October 2009, Uganda proposed a bill that would introduce the death penalty for those who are HIV-positive. In Malawi the first gay couple to marry openly was arrested in early January 2010 and faces up to 14 years in prison. Read how African bloggers have reacted to increased legal restrictions.
Cary Alan Johnson of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission joins Daljit Dhaliwal for a wider discussion about gay rights around the world. He describes how an increase in worldwide gay and lesbian rights movements has also created a backlash and an even stronger anti-gay movement.
Homosexuality dates back thousands of years in Ancient Greece, where same-sex relationships were well-known - even among the gods. But today in Greece, gay rights are not as accepted. Special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson examine the state of gay marriage in Greece.
Worldfocus interviews the director of Amnesty International's Greek division on the situation of gays in Greece. Georgia Trismpioti says that attitudes towards homosexuality in Greece are among the most conservative in Europe.
In India, a court ruled that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offense in New Delhi, the capital. Advocates hailed it as a huge step forward, as homosexuality has been a crime in conservative India since the British colonial era.
Every June, gay pride is celebrated across the U.S. Lisa Biagiotti, who recently returned from reporting on HIV/AIDS and homophobia in Jamaica, answers questions about why such gay pride parades do not exist in Jamaica.
While Beirut is the most gay-friendly city in the Arab world, it is still a conservative atmosphere in which gay couples are not socially accepted. Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie writes about her experience reporting on the underground gay community from a small bar in Gemayze.