• Homosexuality
    ✔ Male illegal, female legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
(since 2002)
Male illegal, female legal
Men can receive 3 to 14 years of imprisonment under Criminal Code 1974. The legislation lists homosexuality under "Unnatural Offenses" and "Indecent Practices Between Males."
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Jan 1, 2002–Sep 8, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
3 to 14 years in prison. Not enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Unrecognized
No laws in place.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
(since 2002)
No protections
As male homosexuality is illegal, no protection is available to any members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Sources:
Homosexuality Activity entry
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LGBT employment discrimination in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2002)
No protections
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2002)
No protections
It is still illegal for males.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Legal
Nationwide.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Unequal
only equal for females. Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2016)
Legal
As part of Indonesia.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Ambiguous
Only in Australia.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Papua New Guinea.



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