• Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
  • Marriage
    Ambiguous
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    Ambiguous
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    Ambiguous
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in North Korea

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Current status
(since Sep 14, 1948)
Ambiguous
North Korea claims that all citizens are treated equally regardless of sexual orientation however, the realities of being LGBT in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is unclear. Date shown is the North's declaration of statehood.
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Sep 14, 1948–Jun 7, 2018
Legal
According to ILGA
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Same-sex marriage in North Korea

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Current status
(since Sep 14, 1948)
Ambiguous
North Korean depictions of love and marriage remain heterosexist however, the North Korean government has liberalized its views on marriage and love as private matters between consenting adults.
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Sep 14, 1948–Jun 8, 2018
Unrecognized
No laws criminalizing this.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in North Korea

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Current status
Illegal
Not clear.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in North Korea

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Current status
Illegal
LGBT people are considered diseased.
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LGBT discrimination in North Korea

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Current status
(since Sep 14, 1948)
No protections
The North Korean Constitution states that all citizens are equal but it is unclear if this equality is extended to LGBT citizens.
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LGBT employment discrimination in North Korea

?
Current status
(since Sep 14, 1948)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in North Korea

?
Current status
(since Sep 14, 1948)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in North Korea

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Current status
(since Sep 14, 1948)
Ambiguous
North Koreans serving in the military are required to maintain 10 (ten) years of celibacy . Homosexual behavior in the military has been described as situational behavior rather than a genuine behavior.
Sources:
Hassig and Oh (2009) The Hidden People of North Korea
Martin (2006) Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, p. 521
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Blood donations by MSMs in North Korea

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
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Equal age of consent in North Korea

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Sep 14, 1948–Jun 26, 2018
Equal
According to ILGA.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Although the North Korean government states that homosexuality is legal, there is no LGBT age of consent. The criminal code however states that sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 15 will result in 'grave punishment'.
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Conversion therapy in North Korea

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Current status
Not banned
LGBT people are considered diseased.
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