Graphic Truth: LGBT Worlds Apart
Today marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots in New York City, which are celebrated as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. In the years since, progress toward equal protections for LGBT people has been remarkable and hard-won, but still geographically uneven. Significant advances have been made in much of Western Europe and the Americas, while LGBT rights lag in most of Africa and Asia. Here's a global look at the legal environment for LGBT people across the globe, with a few recent changes highlighted.