These are five Muslim countries where being gay is not a crime. What  do they have in common? None of them were colonized by the British  Empire. Many countries in the Global South, whether Muslim or otherwise,  are generally using colonial laws that pre-date their local penal codes  to criminalize romantic love between consenting same-sex couples.

Whether in West Africa, or Southeast Asia, in the heart of Europe or the  Middle East, these countries remind us that the conversation on gay  rights is not as clean cut as some might have imagined it to be. READ FULL