In 1988, there were 15 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 11 changes made and 7 in the following year. A total of 149 legal changes were made in the 1980s.
- December 31Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).Article 325 of the Guinea Penal Code states that homosexuality is illegal with punishment being 6 months to three years in prison and a fine of 100,000 to 1,000,000 Guinean francs. If the act was committed with a minor (under 21 years), the individual will face the maximum penalty.
- Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).6 months to 3 years under unnatural/indecent acts.
- Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.Homosexuality is illegal and same sex marriage is not recognized.
- LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.As homosexual conduct is illegal, discrimination is permitted for these people. The government has also explicitly stated their disapproval of homosexual conducts.
- LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.No
- LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.No
- October 5
- LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
- August 4Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
- April 30Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).Article 303 prohibits homosexual behaviours (punishable by 3 months in prison and/or financial fines)
- March 4
- (date unknown)Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.According to sections 136–142 of the The Criminal Offences Act, the maximum penalty for same-sex sexual activity in Tonga is 10 years in prison and whipping.
- Homosexual activity becomes legal.
- January 1Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).Up to 10 years in prison ; whipping.
- (date unknown)Equal age of consent becomes equal.The age of consent is 14 equal for both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples in Germany.
LGBT Organizations Founded in 1988
- COLAGECOLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be…
- GLEN; Gay And Lesbian Equality NetworkGLEN's vision for equality, as articulated in the Building Sustainable Change programme is that of full participation by lesbian, gay and bisexual people in all aspects of life…
- GLEN; Gay And Lesbian Equality Network