2018 in LGBT Rights

This year, there were 24 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 163 changes made. A total of 1195 legal changes have been made so far in the 2010s.

  • April 10
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Might be some protections under gender identity and expression.
  • April 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections involving sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Under the 1992 Ghana Criminal Code.
  • March 26
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there. As well LGBT people are considered taboo.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Gay people or transgender people are misunderstood.
  • March 7
    Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    Legal under federal law. Nothing prohibiting adoption in any way. However it varies by county.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full discrimination protections in city of Jackson and magnolia.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under federal law as well as Idaho state law
  • March 6
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some protections in certain regions of china.
  • February 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    The lgbtq community is till being accepted. Civil unions nationwide pending.
  • February 15
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No law in place.
  • February 12
    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.
    Requires surgery to change birth Certificate.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Lgbt people can be fired. As well as state sponsored toward the lgbt community. As well people can refuse to host events to support lgbt events.
  • February 2
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In two city's in South Carolina. One of the 16 states that is doesn't have state discrimination protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full City protections in Jackson and city of Mongolia.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full City protections in Jackson and city of Mongolia. Starkville just had its first pride parade.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Complete State protection. as well complete city protections for all areas.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery for change of birth certificate.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No conditions required.
  • February 1
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to the 2017 Rainbow Europe Albania.
  • January 22
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • January 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay Marriage Required under 2018 IACHR ruling.
  • January 9
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Under Movement advancement project.