LGBT discrimination

LGBTQ+ people are protected from discrimination in 54 countries.

DATE

LGBT discrimination

Prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Summary

54
Protected
54 regions (27%)
Protected
59
Some protections
59 regions (30%)
Some protections
79
No protections
79 regions (40%)
No protections
5
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
5 regions (3%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
62%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
31 regions (62%)
Some protections
13 regions (26%)
No protections
5 regions (10%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (2%)
Oceania
21%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
3 regions (21%)
Some protections
7 regions (50%)
No protections
4 regions (29%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
South America
58%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
7 regions (58%)
Some protections
4 regions (33%)
No protections
1 regions (8%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
North America
21%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
5 regions (21%)
Some protections
13 regions (54%)
No protections
5 regions (21%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (4%)
Africa
6%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
3 regions (6%)
Some protections
12 regions (23%)
No protections
36 regions (69%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (2%)
Asia
11%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
5 regions (11%)
Some protections
10 regions (23%)
No protections
28 regions (64%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (2%)

Timeline of lgbt discrimination

Number of countries to ban lgbtq+ discrimination over the past 61 years.

Recent Changes

LGBT discrimination by Country

Illegal

LGBT discrimination is illegal in 54 regions.

  1. Asia (5)
  2. Kazakhstan 1995
  3. Mongolia 2017
  4. Nepal 2015
  5. Taiwan 2004
  6. Thailand 2015
  7. North America (5)
  8. Antigua and Barbuda 2022
  9. Canada 2017
  10. Cuba 2019
  11. Honduras 2013
  12. Mexico 2003
  13. Africa (3)
  14. Angola 2021
  15. Botswana 2019
  16. South Africa 1996
  17. Oceania (3)
  18. Fiji 2013
  19. Marshall Islands 2019
  20. Vanuatu 2013
  21. South America (7)
  22. Bolivia 2010
  23. Brazil 2019
  24. Chile 2012
  25. Colombia 2011
  26. Ecuador 1998
  27. Peru 2017
  28. Uruguay 2003

Illegal in some contexts

LGBT discrimination is illegal in some contexts in 59 regions.

  1. South America (4)
  2. Argentina 2009
  3. Paraguay 2016
  4. Suriname 2015
  5. Venezuela 2012

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

Data on lgbt discrimination is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 5 regions.

  1. Asia (1)
  2. South Korea
  3. Europe (1)
  4. Italy
  5. North America (1)
  6. United States
  7. Africa (1)
  8. Burkina Faso
  9. Antarctica (1)
  10. Antarctica

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