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.