Maldives

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The Maldives operate under Sharia Law and people of same sex sexual acts can receive the death penalty.

Mauritius

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While same sex sexual acts are illegal in Mauritius with those convicted facing up to 5 years in prison discrimination protections are in place to prevent someone from being fired for being gay. Also Mauritius was one of the 66 nations to add it’s signature to the UN Declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity which failed to pass.

Nauru

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Male same sex sexual acts are illegal in Nauru with those convicted facing up to 14 years in prison. However in 2011 the government announced plans to decriminalise homosexuality. As of 2013 this has not happened yet but no one has been convicted of homosexual acts since the plans were announced.

Papua New Guinea

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Male homosexuality is illegal in Papua New Guinea with those found guilty of partaking in sodomy facing up to 14 years in prison. Although the law is rarely enforced, LGBT people face widespread social stigma and isolation from the rest of society. The AIDS epidemic which has exploded in Papua New Guinea in the past few years has been in part blamed on the homophobic laws and the homophobia in society.

Samoa

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Homosexuality is illegal in Samoa with those convicted facing up to 7 years in prison. This year the Prime Minister reiterated that same-sex marriage would not be made legal in the country. In 2008 the flim Milk was banned from the country on the grounds it broke rules and guidelines.

Singapore

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Although the law is rarely enforced, people in Singapore found guilty of same-sex activity can face up to 2 years in prison, People are permitted to change gender but great social stigma remains.

The Solomon Islands

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Those found guilty of partaking in same-sex activity on The Solomon Islands can face up to 14 years in prison. People who attempt to engage in anal sex can face up to 7 years in prison. Attempts to reform the law were made in 2008 but the plans were met with strong opposition and in 2011 the country informed the United Nations that they would not seek to decriminalise same-sex behaviour.

Tonga

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A person convicted of anal sex in Tonga can face up to 10 years in prison.

Tuvalu

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Male homosexuality is illegal in Tuvalu with those found guilty facing up to 14 years in prison. Female homosexuality is legal but no legal protections or recognition exist for lesbians in the country. The law states that no person shall “commit buggery with another person or with an animal.” The country also makes it illegal for a man to have sexual intercourse with a “female idiot or imbecile woman”.

Antigua and Barbuda

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In Antigua and Barbuda same sex activity is illegal for both gay men and lesbian women. Two consenting adults found guilty of the offence can face up to 15 years in prison and no legal protections exist to protect those who are LGBT.