• Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Sao Tome and Principe

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Oct 16, 2014–Jun 14, 2018
Legal
No
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Current status
(since 2012)
Ambiguous
A new Penal Code was adopted in 2012 but unclear whether it has entered into forced. Appears to remove previous punishments.
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Sep 16, 18862012
Illegal (other penalty)
Inherited from Portuguese colonial era (amended in 1954). Articles 70 and 71(4°) provide for the imposition of
security measures on people who habitually practice
acts against nature. The security measures may include:
a bond of good behavior, being put on probation for a
certain period, or even internment in a workhouse or
agricultural colony (from 6 months to 3 years).
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Same-sex marriage in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
Unrecognized
High support for gay marriage. Gay marriage pending.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
No protections
None exist in the revision of the criminal code.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
Legal
Not banned or restricted on any territories in Africa.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2012)
Equal
According to Wikipedia.
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Conversion therapy in Sao Tome and Principe

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Current status
Not banned
No laws outlawing this practice.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Municipality

View the LGBT laws in each individual municipality of Sao Tome and Principe.



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