This week, two men in Argentina became the first homosexual married couple in Latin America. Although legal recognition of civil unions exist in various regions worldwide, there are only seven countries that permit the marriage of same-sex couples: the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Norway, Sweden and South Africa.
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Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil interviews Neil Grungras of ORAM, a not-for-profit organization providing legal assistance for refugees fleeing sexual or gender based violence. He describes the difficulties faced by gay, lesbian and transgender refugees who often flee persecution only to find continuing harassment while in transit.
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.
Jamaica is often said to hold the world record for the most churches per square mile. There's a public place of worship for almost everyone -- unless you’re gay. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the secret underground church that is welcoming gay men and women to practice their faith.
In Jamaica, anti-sodomy laws are still punishable for up to 12 years in prison. And society is not ready to tolerate openly gay lifestyles. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the dark side of Jamaica's anti-gay violence and attitudes and explore the ideological beliefs that perpetuate a culture of homophobia.
Producer Micah Fink writes about the decision to keep our sources anonymous in order to protect them from harm. It is widely believed that being openly gay in Jamaica is essentially a death sentence. That eventually, if you admit you're gay on camera, you or your family could be at risk.
The man in position to be Germany's next vice chancellor -- Free Democrats Party leader Guido Westerwelle -- will become the first openly gay person to hold that office. Is the United States ready to elect an openly gay man or woman as vice president, or even president? Tell us what you think.