Here is a list of the 24 countries where it is legal to be a lesbian, but illegal to be a gay man! The penalty in Mauritius for being gay, is shocking!
In 2013 The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, or ILGA, has listed 81 countries where there are laws against homosexuality or homosexual acts.
But strangely enough, there are 24 countries where it is legal to be a lesbian, but illegal to be a gay man!
Here is a list of those countries and the penalties gay men face in those countries:
Ghana: Five to twenty years imprisonment Sierra.
Leone and Guyana: In these countries a gay man will be imprisoned for life!
Nigeria, Tuvalu and Seychelles: Fourteen years in prison Kenya: Fourteen to twenty-one years imprisonment, “depending on the circumstances.”
Malawi: Here gay men can face corporal punishment or fourteen years in jail.
Swaziland: In this country laws against sodomy are rarely enforced, but being openly gay can result in being turned away or evicted from AIDS clinics, which is similar to a death penalty if you think about it!
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tonga, Belize, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada: Ten year prison sentence.
Jamaica: Hard labor for ten years.
Turkmenistan and Singapore: Two years in prison.
Uzbekistan: Three years imprisonment.
Kiribati, Nauru and Palau: Laws against gay interactions, but penalties not enforced.
Cook Islands: Seven years in jail.
Mauritius is incredibly horrifying. In Mauritius the penalty for being a gay man is death by public stoning!
None of the aforementioned countries have anything against lesbians.