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This month people across the world are celebrating pride. A month filled with events to celebrate diversity, equal-rights and self-affirmation.

There's a lot of celebrate.

On Friday Germany legalised same-sex marriage.

However, there's still a long way to go.

Every year, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), release a report on the human rights for LGBT people across the globe.

This map, made using this year's data, shows how criminalisation, protection and recognition laws are enacted.

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See a high-res, zoomable version here.

There are now 23 countries that have legalised same-sex marriage.

However, in more than three times as many (75) it's still illegal to be gay.

In eight of those countries, people partaking in homosexual activity can face the death penalty.

Athough a further 28 states recognise same-sex marriage, 40 per cent of the world’s population live in countries where people can be prosecuted for their sexual orientation, and more than 400 million people live in a country where being gay is punishable by death.

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