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 Louisiana
  • Jul 1 2022Became State-enforced in Alabama
  • Jul 1 2022Became State-enforced in Florida
  • Jun 2 2022Became State-enforced in North Carolina
  • Oct 28 2021Became Other punishment in Texas
  • Jan 1 2021Became Fine as punishment in Hungary

Censorship of LGBT Issues

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

Summary

195
No censorship
195 regions (84%)
No censorship
28
Censorship exists
28 regions (12%)
Censorship exists
9
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
9 regions (4%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
90%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
47 regions (90%)
Censorship exists
5 regions (10%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
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
1 regions (7%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
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
83%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
49 regions (83%)
Censorship exists
7 regions (12%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (5%)
Asia
59%
LEGAL EQUALITY
No censorship
27 regions (59%)
Censorship exists
15 regions (33%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
4 regions (9%)

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 14 regions.

Fine as punishment

Censorship of LGBT Issues is fine as punishment in 2 regions.

  1. Europe (2)
  2. Hungary 2021
  3. Russia 2013

Other punishment

Censorship of LGBT Issues is other punishment in 3 regions.

  1. Asia (2)
  2. Brunei
  3. Iran 2013
  4. Africa (1)
  5. Morocco

No censorship

Censorship of LGBT Issues is no censorship in 195 regions.

State-enforced

Censorship of LGBT Issues is state-enforced in 9 regions.

  1. Europe (3)
  2. Lithuania 2009
  3. Poland
  4. Turkey
  5. South America (1)
  6. Paraguay 2017

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

Data on censorship of lgbt issues is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 9 regions.

  1. North America (1)
  2. United States
  3. Antarctica (1)
  4. Antarctica

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