Cape Town - South Africa is one of the world's most progressive countries when it comes to equal rights for the LGBT community - on 1 December 2006 we became the fifth country in the world, and the first in Africa, to allow legal marriages between same-sex couples.
However, the sad reality is that inequality and disrespect for human rights beyond just sexual orientation exists in a number of countries across the world.
If you didn't know it, there are at least a dozen countries in the world that actually still punish homosexual acts with death. Death! According to Statista, the countries that deem homosexuality to be a capital offence are Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.