VIDEO: While 780 million people live in countries where same-sex relationships are legal, 2.8 billion people live where consensual same-sex acts are a crime. Photojournalist Robin Hammond is working to end the persecution of LGBTI people around the world.
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While 780 million people live in countries where same-sex relationships are legal, 2.8 billion people live in countries where consensual same-sex acts are a crime. Photojournalist and activist Robin Hammond, who photographed the 2017 Gender Revolution issue of National Geographic magazine, has dedicated his life to documenting human rights issues and is actively working to make a difference in the lives of people around the world. While on assignment in Nigeria for National Geographic, Hammond heard of five men who were arrested and flogged in court for being gay. Hammond met with the men, and after learning their story applied for a grant to begin a project called Where Love Is Illegal, with the mission of helping to end persecution based on sexuality and gender identity. Hammond takes the stage to share stories and photographs of the many LGBTI people whose stories he has documented through the years.
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Where Love Is Illegal: Chronicling LGBT Stories of Love and Discrimination (Part 1) | Nat Geo Live