Censorship of LGBT Issues

Several regions make it illegal to discuss, promote, or teach LGBTQ+ topics.

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  • Imprisonment as punishment
  • Fine as punishment
  • Other punishment
  • No censorship
  • State-enforced
  • Unknown, N/A, or ambiguous

Recent Changes

  • Jul 1 2022Became State-enforced in Mississippi
  • Jul 1 2022Became State-enforced in Oklahoma
  • Jul 1 2022Became State-enforced in Alabama
  • Jul 1 2022Became State-enforced in Florida
  • Oct 28 2021Became Other punishment in Texas
  • Jan 1 2021Became State-enforced in Hungary
  • Jan 1 2019Became No censorship in Palestine
  • Jun 11 2013Became Fine as punishment in Russia

Censorship of LGBT Issues

Censorship or prohibition of discussing, promoting, or teaching LGBTQ+ topics in media, schools, and in the general public.

Summary

200
No censorship
200 regions (86%)
No censorship
19
Censorship exists
19 regions (8%)
Censorship exists
13
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
13 regions (6%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
89%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
46 regions (89%)
Censorship exists
4 regions (8%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (4%)
Oceania
100%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
24 regions (100%)
Censorship exists
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
South America
93%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
13 regions (93%)
Censorship exists
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (7%)
North America
97%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
35 regions (97%)
Censorship exists
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (3%)
Africa
86%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
51 regions (86%)
Censorship exists
5 regions (9%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (5%)
Asia
67%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
31 regions (67%)
Censorship exists
10 regions (22%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
5 regions (11%)

Progress over time

Number of countries with equality for censorship of lgbt issues over the past 60 years.

Recent changes

Censorship of LGBT Issues by country

(and dependent territories)

Imprisonment as punishment

Censorship of LGBT Issues is imprisonment as punishment in 10 regions.

Fine as punishment

Censorship of LGBT Issues is fine as punishment in 1 regions.

  1. Europe (1)
  2. Russia 2013

Other punishment

Censorship of LGBT Issues is other punishment in 3 regions.

  1. Asia (3)
  2. Brunei
  3. China
  4. Iran 2013

No censorship

Censorship of LGBT Issues is no censorship in 200 regions.

State-enforced

Censorship of LGBT Issues is state-enforced in 5 regions.

  1. Europe (3)
  2. Hungary 2021
  3. Poland
  4. Turkey

No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous

Data on censorship of lgbt issues is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 13 regions.

  1. North America (1)
  2. United States
  3. South America (1)
  4. Paraguay
  5. Antarctica (1)
  6. Antarctica

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