Sudan is one of four countries where the death penalty is on the books as punishment for gay sex.
However, there are no confirmed reports of a death sentence being carried out for that "crime." South Sudan, which won independence from its Muslim-majority parent in 2011, does not have a death penalty for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
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Call them the Dirty Dozen: They are the 11 countries and one militant extremist political jurisdiction where the death penalty applies to the "crime" of loving someone of the same sex.
Extremist religiosity of primarily the fundamentialist varieties of both Islam and Christianity drive enough legislators, religious leaders, and laypeople in these societies to keep their "kill the gays" laws and cultural practices alive.
It is believed Taliban militants have committed murders of gay men and boys, as well as men and boys perceived to be gay.
A 90 percent Muslim country, Pakistan's legal structure is a sometimes flimsy balance between Sharia Law and secular statutes where jurisprudence and jurisdictions are transitory and tribal.
But evidence of its Dark Ages outlook toward LGBT people in Iran need not be sought anywhere outside the government's own penal code.
As ILGA's 2016 report, released just last week, notes, Part 2, Article 117 of Iran's penal code says, "Sodomy [punishable by death] is proved by the testimony of four righteous men who might have observed it." Meanwhile, as Article 121 reads, "Punishment for Tafhiz (the rubbing of the thighs or buttocks) and the like committed by two men without entry, shall be hundred lashes for each of them." America's good friend and strategic ally, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a serial killer of LGBT people.
Although it also has a law calling for the killing of people found to have had sexual relations with someone of the same sex, war-torn Yemen is not known to have carried out an officially sanctioned execution of a gay or trans person for being gay or trans.
It's not known how many so-called honor killings have been committed against LGBT Yemenis by relatives.
Execution methods and motivations in these 12 countries include beheadings and so-called honor killings, the latter committed against LGBT people by none other than their own family members.