1957 in LGBT Rights

In 1957, there were 26 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 5 changes made and 6 in the following year. A total of 83 legal changes were made in the 1950s.

  • July 25
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    surgery is provided but is not required. missing non binary options on documents.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal. Might be included when sodamy is legalized.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No laws restricting service.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    decriminalization pending for homosexuality. Discrimination protections might be included.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes ambiguous.
    there is no laws banned gay people to donate blood
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Changing gender is illegal in Tunisia.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes ambiguous.
    there is no laws against LGBT people to serve Military
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    there is no LGBT rights in Tunisia
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • July 23
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No discrimination protections currently in the criminal code. As well Homosexuality is illegal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No laws prohibiting lgbt people donating blood.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No laws restricting service.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of consent.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    10 days to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is illegal, no legal protection exists for either gender identity or sexual orientations
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Simple Imprisonment: 10 days to 3 years.
  • April 12
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    The prescribed penalty was a fine of up to R4000 or imprisonment for up to two years, or both.