1930s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Paragraph 175 was amended during Nazi rule to create harsher penalties for homosexual behavior. Imprisonment was to range from three (3) months to ten (10) years in prison. Many homosexual men died in the Nazi concentration camps they were sent to.
  • December 4
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent in Uruguay is 15 years old regardless of the type of intercourse.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexual activity is legal according to the Uruguay Penal Code.
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Danish Penal Code of April 1930 gained effect on this date, legalizing homosexual activity.
  • September 23
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Discrimination is encouraged.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    no laws criminalizing in constitution or laws.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    fines, flogging, up to life in prison, deportation. second conviction is death.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections
  • Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    Extramarital sexual relations and homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no protection from discrimination to LGBT people
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Not legal
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Not legal
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    Not legal. Second offense warrants execution whereas a prison sentences, lashing or execution may be used as punishment for first time offenders.
  • July 11
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • June 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Civil unions and gay marriage will become legalized in February 2019.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since Mar 2017. Missing third option on documents.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Date shown is when Thailand became a constitutional monarchy. Thailand currently does not recognize gay marriages.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Date shown is when Thailand became a constitutional monarchy. An individual who underwent sexual reassignment surgery can request their name to be changed. However, their gender on their ID can't be changed.
  • November 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some discrimination protection under human right institute mandate.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    7 years to life in prison under unnatural/indecent acts. Rarely enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is illegal, there are no protections for this population.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    liable, upon conviction, to imprisonment for a term not less than fifteen years and may be liable to imprisonment for life
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • August 1
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    No law criminalizing homosexuality serving. homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some discrimination protections through human rights institute for sexual orientation only.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Five to fourteen years in prison. Not enforced. According to the Kenyan Penal Code of 2003. Kenyan High Court is currently debating if to decriminalize homosexuality. Kenya had its first pride parade in the countrys history. It was in a Kenyan Refugee camp.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Some through human rights institute for sexual orientation only.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is currently illegal, discrimination against LGBT persons are legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 162, 163 and 165 prohibits homosexuality and offender is punishable by from 5 to 14 years in prison.
  • April 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to fourteen years imprisonment, with or without corporal punishment (public whippings)