• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Varies by Region

History

Homosexual activity in Gambia

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Jul 21, 2005–Sep 20, 2017
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Fourteen years in prison to life in prison under unnatural acts/ indecent acts. President is looking at decriminalize homosexuality.
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Current status
(since Jul 21, 2005)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to 7 years
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Same-sex marriage in Gambia

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Current status
(since Jul 21, 2005)
Not legal
Homosexuality is not legal in Gambia.
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Right to change legal gender in Gambia

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Provided by Senegal.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Gambia

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Current status
Single only
Single and Married couple can adopt.
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LGBT discrimination in Gambia

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Gambia

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Gambia

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Gambia

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Gambia

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Current status
Equal
Set age of 18 years.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Gambia

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Current status
Legal
All across Africa except for a few areas.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Gambia

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Current status
Varies by Region
No
Sources:
No
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Not banned

  1. Banjul
  2. Lower River
  3. MacCarthy Island
  4. North Bank
  5. Upper River
  6. Western


LGBT Rights by Division

View the LGBT laws in each individual division of Gambia.



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