And homosexuality in India was punishable by up to life in prison. A less known discriminative law was adopted ininserting into the Penal Code article2nd alinea a clause that doubled the penalty for indecent exposure for homosexual activity.
The extent of the practice in France is unknown.
Il ne faut pas réveiller le lion qui dort : cartographie de la situation juridique des personnes LGBTQ en Afrique de l'ouest francophone. The Burkina Faso news website Le Faso also reports that on 28 May , protestors participating in a march against homosexuality in Bobo-Dioulasso went to the homes of [translation] "families suspected of sheltering homosexuals" and chanted slogans that were "hostile to homosexuals" ibid.
In , France became the first country in the world to declassify transgenderism as a mental illness.