• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✖ Illegal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Venezuela ranks #17 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(42%) No
Yes (51%)

History

Homosexual activity in Venezuela

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Current status
(since Jun 5, 1997)
Legal
Even though homosexuality was not directly illegal, a law regarding Vagrants and Thugs could have indirectly punished LGBT community. This act was repealed in 1997.
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Same-sex marriage in Venezuela

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Current status
(since Dec 30, 1999)
Unrecognized
Article 77 of the constitution states that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. There are no specific penalty related to same sex cohabitation however.
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Right to change legal gender in Venezuela

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Requries sterilization
Sources:
transrespect.org
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Same-sex adoption in Venezuela

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Current status
Single only
Single parents may adopt but same-sex couples won't be recognized as guardians therefore can't adopt
Sources:
Venezuelan Constitution
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LGBT discrimination in Venezuela

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Current status
(since Apr 30, 2012)
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation is protected from employment discrimination in the most recently passed law on labor in Venezuela. (Although it has been protected in some form or other since 1996)
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LGBT housing discrimination in Venezuela

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Current status
Ambiguous
There are no specific protections yet there can be exceptions depending on the case.
Sources:
No article especifically for LGTB protection is found in the constitution.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Venezuela

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Current status
(since Apr 30, 2012)
Sexual orientation only
Labour law protects sexual minority individuals from discrimination. Gender identity is not explicitly stated however.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Venezuela

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Current status
Illegal
The military will not permit service to open LGTB members
Sources:
Military law in the venezuelan constitution
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Until Jan 19, 2017
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
According to the Venezuela Archives.
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Equal age of consent in Venezuela

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Venezuela

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Venezuela

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Current status
Not banned
Church controls politics there. like in the USA.
Sources:
No
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