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

  • Oct 28 2021Became State-enforced in Texas
  • Jan 1 2021Became State-enforced in Hungary
  • Jun 11 2013Became Fine as punishment in Russia
  • Jan 1 2013Became Other punishment in Iran
  • Nov 18 2003Became No censorship in United Kingdom
  • Jun 22 2001Became No censorship in Romania
  • Mar 24 1988Became Other punishment in United Kingdom

Censorship of LGBT Issues

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

Summary

201
No censorship
201 regions (87%)
No censorship
16
Censorship exists
16 regions (7%)
Censorship exists
15
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
15 regions (6%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
90%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
47 regions (90%)
Censorship exists
3 regions (6%)
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
88%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
52 regions (88%)
Censorship exists
4 regions (7%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (5%)
Asia
63%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
29 regions (63%)
Censorship exists
9 regions (20%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
8 regions (17%)

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 8 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 4 regions.

No censorship

Censorship of LGBT Issues is no censorship in 201 regions.

  1. Antarctica (1)
  2. Antarctica

State-enforced

Censorship of LGBT Issues is state-enforced in 3 regions.

  1. Asia (1)
  2. Oman
  3. Europe (2)
  4. Hungary 2021
  5. Poland

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

Data on censorship of lgbt issues is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 15 regions.

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

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