2017 in LGBT Rights

This year, there were 48 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 137 changes made. A total of 906 legal changes have been made so far in the 2010s.

  • 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 no protections.
    No
  • September 14
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions that I can find.
  • 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.
    Just got banned this year.
  • 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
    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 10
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    4-10 years in prison with or without labor.
  • 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 up to 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 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
  • March 25
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    No
  • March 24
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • 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 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 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 illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 10 years in prison.
  • 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 21
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • January 19
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    According to the Venezuela Archives.
  • 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.