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
  • Unknown, N/A, or ambiguous

Recent Changes

Censorship of LGBT Issues

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

Summary

218
No censorship
218 regions (94%)
No censorship
3
Censorship exists
3 regions (1%)
Censorship exists
10
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
10 regions (4%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
94%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
48 regions (94%)
Censorship exists
2 regions (4%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (2%)
Oceania
96%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
23 regions (96%)
Censorship exists
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (4%)
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
100%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
36 regions (100%)
Censorship exists
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
Africa
97%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
57 regions (97%)
Censorship exists
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (3%)
Asia
87%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
40 regions (87%)
Censorship exists
1 regions (2%)
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)

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 2 regions.

  1. Asia (1)
  2. China
  3. Europe (1)
  4. Hungary 2021

No censorship

Censorship of LGBT Issues is no censorship in 218 regions.

  1. Antarctica (1)
  2. Antarctica

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

Data on censorship of lgbt issues is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 10 regions.

  1. Europe (1)
  2. Lithuania
  3. Africa (2)
  4. Algeria
  5. Egypt
  6. Oceania (1)
  7. Australia
  8. South America (1)
  9. Paraguay

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