The editor of the magazine, Mansour Dieng, claimed that he subsequently received death threats.

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Local and international press reported in May 2009 that the corpse of a man reputed to have been homosexual was twice disinterred from a Muslim cemetery in Thies. After his family reburied him, the body was disinterred a second time and dumped outside his family's home.

In the recent past[,] gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons often faced criminal prosecution and widespread discrimination, social intolerance, and acts of violence.

Senegalese law does not specifically make LGBT persons ineligible to adopt.

In 2008, Dakar's Icone magazine reported on and published photographs of an alleged gay marriage that had taken place in a private home in Senegal.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Senegal face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.

Senegal specifically outlaws same-sex sexual acts and, in the past, has prosecuted men accused of homosexuality.The report discussed cases of violence against gay men and the legal and cultural milieu that fostered such violence.While the cases cited in the report were from 2009 and earlier, non-governmental organization observers speculated that the drop in cases reported during the year was due to several factors.Si l'acte a été commis avec un mineur de 21 ans, le maximum de la peine sera toujours prononcé.Without prejudice to the more serious penalties provided for in the preceding paragraphs or by articles 320 and 321 of this Code, whoever will have committed an improper or unnatural act with a person of the same sex will be punished by imprisonment of between one and five years and by a fine of 100,000 to 1,500,000 francs.The women were held in detention and released on bail several days later but were never formally charged with a crime.