LGBT rights across the world

Homosexuality by country/territory (2019)
28% criminalise
72% do not criminalise
LGBT rights by United Nations states (2011)
51% do not support or are indifferent
49% support
Same-sex marriage by country/territory (2019)
89% illegal, do not recognise, or partially legal
11% legal

   Latest news

2019 - June
Ecuador legalises same-sex marriage
2019 - June
Botswana decriminalised homosexuality
2019 - May
Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage
2019 - April
UK MPs agree to add education on the Equality Act for 12+ into RSE (Relationships education, relationships and sex education) starting September 2020, but do not make LGBT content compulsory
2019 - April
Brunei criminalises homosexuality
2019 - January
Angola decriminalised homosexuality
2019 - January
Austria legalises same-sex marriage
2018 - November
Costa Rica agrees to legalise same-sex marriage
2018 - September
India decriminalised homosexuality
2018 - April
Trinidad and Tobago decriminalised homosexuality

This list is updated regularly. See the legal status changes, timeline and more key events at Wikipedia.

News from Stonewall
News from Amnesty International

Upcoming international events

This list is updated regularly. See more at Awareness Days and Wikipedia.

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   Issues faced by LGBT people

National LGBT Survey: Research report (108,100 responses, the largest survey in the world) (2018)

  • Life satisfaction is 65% compared to 77% of non-LGBT people
  • 66% avoid holding hands with a same-sex partner for fear of a negative reaction
  • 90% of the most serious incidents went unreported, because 'it happens all the time'

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  • What's this website for? I made this website to help summarise key information about LGBT rights and issues, to help try to educate others on: what being LGBT is all about, the problems that LGBT people face every day, and why more work is still left to be done to reach full global equality for LGBT people. This information isn't always readily available, so I wanted to make a single place anyone can go to and trust that it is a reputable source.
  • Do you profit from this? No. I will never put adverts on this website. I intend this website to remain unaffiliated with any specific organisation, company or individual, and so I don't want to promote or endorse any product or service. I do however want to be highly accommodating, impartial, and unbiased towards specific agendas, other than equality. If you think something is wrong, could be worded better, isn't painting a clear picture of the reality of an issue, or isn't taking into account all aspects, please contact me (see the link at the end of the page).
  • Why is the logo slanted? It represents the Earth spinning at its axial tilt of 23°, with the LGBT flag covering the whole world.
  • What updates are in the pipeline? My primary focus is to keep adding sources and staying up to date on topics as I continue researching. I welcome any feedback if you have some suggestions.