• Homosexuality
    ✔ Male illegal, female legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

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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Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 14 years in prison Under unnatural/ indecent acts.
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Same-sex marriage in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Unrecognized
No laws for making it illegal.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2007)
Ambiguous
No information on this.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Illegal
any one except women
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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 housing discrimination in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
No protections
It is still illegal for males, defacto illegal.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Legal
No
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.
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 long as you don't have certain diseases you are good.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Papua New Guinea

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Current status
Not banned
No information
Sources:
No
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View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Papua New Guinea.



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