• Homosexuality
    ✔ Male illegal, female legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Sierra Leone

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Jan 1, 1861–Jul 1, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Up to 10 years in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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today, it remains unique in that it is the only organisation in the country specifically working with people who engage in same-sex sexual activity
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Current status
(since 1861)
Male illegal, female legal
Male homosexuality is technically punishable with life imprisonment but is rarely enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in Sierra Leone

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Jan 1, 1861–Jul 1, 2018
Unrecognized
Unrecognized in all of Africa.
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No
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Current status
(since 1861)
Not legal
Same sex marriage is not legal
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Right to change legal gender in Sierra Leone

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Sierra Leone

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Current status
Single only
Legal. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Sierra Leone

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Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation protection under the human rights institute.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Sierra Leone

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Current status
Ambiguous
Sexual orientation discrimination protections under the human rights institute.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Sierra Leone

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Sierra Leone

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Sierra Leone

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Sierra Leone

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Current status
Equal
Under the Sexual Offenses Act 2012.
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Conversion therapy in Sierra Leone

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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Sierra Leone.



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