Timeline of LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time

This year, there were 113 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 155 changes made. A total of 1074 legal changes have been made so far in the 2010s.

  • October 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in the city of Birmingham.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    To change all documents and requires name change.
  • October 15
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • October 14
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    State Discrimination protection only.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires Public Announcement of name change.
  • October 12
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    nambians are trying to legalize it.
  • October 11
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • October 10
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No requirements since 2017.
  • October 7
    Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Marriage requirement so it is defacto illegal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Not completely legal because gay marriage is not legal.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No Restrictions to date.
  • October 6
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    As far as I know.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No requirements
  • October 2
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery for change of birth certificate.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Only for birth certificates.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    To change drivers license and or birth certificate.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Requires Announcement of name change.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    To change drivers license. as well as birth certificates and public announcement of name change.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    To change birth certificate and drivers license.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Gay marriage hasn't been legalized yet.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • October 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    A bill for legalisation passed the Bundestag on 30 June 2017 and the Bundesrat on 7 July
  • Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    according to the us adoption.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    according to Kazakhstan adoption laws.
  • September 26
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery to change birth certificate. as well as public announcement of name change.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    To change birth Certificate.
  • September 20
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • September 18
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Many Belarusian people believe homosexuality is a disease.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • September 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    No
  • September 14
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • September 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No Requirements.
  • September 10
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Church controls politics there. like in the USA.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • September 6
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No restrictions that I can find.
  • September 5
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Southern Alberta LGBT group is trying to ban this practice.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • September 4
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    except for a small place in southern republic of Congo.
  • September 3
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires publication of name change. Not allowed in this state to change birth certificate.
  • September 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Malta under the Marriage Act and other Laws (Amendment) Bill
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • August 24
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • August 22
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • August 15
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • August 10
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    4-10 years in prison with or without labor. Not enforced.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Fine and 10 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • August 8
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Punishment of between 5-14 years. Not enforced.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    as of August 10, 2017
  • August 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Puebla is recognized now the marriage equality
  • July 31
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    according to Movement Advancement Project.
  • July 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Transgender people can change their document without surgery not required
  • July 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Transgender people can change their document without surgery not required
  • June 30
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No
  • May 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Only for sexual orientation.
  • May 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Currently not allowed to update documents.
  • March 25
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    According to Prezi. com
  • March 24
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • March 17
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    UK government just said that they are officialy refusing to make gay conversion therapy illegal.
  • March 6
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Homosexual acts between men: banishing for 9 months - 1 year, or whipping. Homosexual acts between women: House arrest for 9 months- 1 year. Not enforced.
  • March 5
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    life in prison. Not enforced.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    LGBT people can serve in military
  • March 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legalized marriage
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Just became legal 3 days ago.
  • February 25
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to the Movement Advancement Project.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • February 24
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No
  • February 22
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the Honduras Criminal Code.
  • February 15
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Nobody cares about lgbt community there. Also government is sponsoring this activity. the prime minister just compared lgbt people to Islamic state.
  • February 14
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Passed by Senate Committee of New Mexico
  • February 12
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Up to 10 years in prison in the Gaza strip.
  • February 11
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    three months to three years. may be placed in "special reformatory" upon completion of prison sentence. Fine between 25 LE and 300 LE ( US dollars between 3 dollars and 40 dollars)Under the crime of Vague language.
  • February 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In July of 2017 it will become legal.
  • January 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    LGBT couple can marry in Aguascalientes after gaining protection.
  • January 25
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    No
  • January 23
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    currently at 20% protection of people in Ohio. Only protections for state employees only.
  • January 21
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • January 19
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • January 18
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    age of consent is set at 18 years old.
  • January 15
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    just dropped life time ban.
  • January 7
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Legislative Decree #1323 states that crimes motivated by intolerance or discrimination including sexual orientation and gender identity will receive stronger penalizations.