• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
(since Jan 30, 1940)
Legal
Homosexuality is technically legal. However public display of homosexual affections can be persecuted due to some other obscure laws.
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Same-sex marriage in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
(since Feb 18, 2006)
Not legal
The 2006 constitution explicitly prohibits same sex marriage
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Feb 18, 2006–Mar 19, 2017
Unrecognized
No
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
Illegal
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
(since Jun 30, 1960)
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
(since Jun 30, 1960)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
(since Jun 30, 1960)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2006)
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Current status
Ambiguous
Lgbt community is considered taboo.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Democratic Republic of the Congo.



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