LGBT+ rights across the world

Homosexuality by country/territory (2019) (calc) (CNN)
25% criminalise
75% 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

2020 - July
Northern Ireland legalises same-sex marriage - Pink News
2020 - June
US rules firing people for being LGBT+ is discrimination - Pink News
2020 - May
Brazil permits gay and bisexual men to donate blood - Pink News
2020 - April
Tunisia recognises same-sex marriage - Pink News
2020 - March
Canada presents bill banning conversion therapy - BBC
2019 - June
Ecuador legalises same-sex marriage - BBC
2019 - June
Botswana decriminalised homosexuality - Independent

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

2019 - May
Hong Kong legalises homosexuality - Attitude
2019 - May
Brazil criminalises homophobia and transphobia - Pink News, BBC
2019 - May
Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage - BBC
2019 - April
UK MPs agree to add education on the Equality Act for 12+ into RSE Official FAQs, Official guidance, THT, Stonewall + FAQs, Pink News
2019 - April
Brunei criminalises homosexuality - CNN
2019 - January
Angola decriminalised homosexuality - HRW
2019 - January
Austria legalises same-sex marriage - Independent
2018 - November
Costa Rica agrees to legalise same-sex marriage - Washington Blade
2018 - September
India decriminalised homosexuality - Times of India
2018 - April
Trinidad and Tobago decriminalised homosexuality - Gay Star News

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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 on its axis, 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.