legality : Gay & Black Glossary
In most of the world it is legal to be gay and to have gay sex. In Indonesia and
Russia, it is legal with limitations. In Russia you may not advocate for gay rights.
In much of Africa, being gay is punishable with prison. In Uganda, at the urging of
American fundamentalist Christians, being gay is a capital crime and it also illegal
to know a gay person and refrain from reporting them to the police. Uganda has
effectively a witchcraft law that can be used to accuse anyone. Thought crimes need
no evidence. This is a throwback to middle age Christian superstition.