Thursday, October 28, 2010

World Contemporaneity

From a recent BBC report about attacks on Ugandans outed as gay.

From Wikipedia: Homosexuality in society

A bit of a crude map above. Whilst local laws signify social attitudes, I guess what the map fails to articulate (as most statistics and graphs do) is the complexity of how various countries deal with 'illegal' or socially unaccepted practices within daily society and culturally.


  1. Hey, about the map... what do the grey bits mean? A gay-only country? Unknown zone? Ignored zone?

  2. It could mean unknown zones, but, I presumed they were 'neutral' in the middle areas - ie. homosexuality is not illegal but does not legally recognise gay partnership, eg. the US - only some states are blue.