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Just the Facts, Ma'am


HANDBAG is not just a folly or passion project from a pair of queer women with a leftie agenda. The struggle is real, and here's the hard proof.


LGBT relationships are illegal in 72 countries


While LGBT rights have made considerable progress in some parts of the world, a surprising number of countries still punish same-sex relationships with life imprisonment or even death.

Read more in The Independent  and The Guardian here.


Out of 195 countries in the world, only 28 have marriage equality

There is no same-sex marriage in Asia or the Middle East, and South Africa is the only country in Africa to have legalised it. In Europe, the legal status of same-sex marriage is mixed, and ore than half of European Union members have not legalised it.

Read more from the ABC and Wikipedia here.

See a map of countries where gay marriage is not legal here.

Gay Parents and the Children of Same-Sex Couples


There is mounting evidence to suggest that there is no differences in well-being between children raised by same-sex couples and those raised by heterosexual couples.
Read this article in The Conversation for more cited evidence

LGBT people are still fighting for other rights as well


Sexual orientation and gender identity still lead to discrimination or abuse across the world. Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peoples' rights, and with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues.
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