LGBT discrimination

LGBTQ+ people are protected from discrimination in 75 countries.

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LGBT discrimination

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

Summary

75
Protected
75 regions (33%)
Protected
49
Some protections
49 regions (21%)
Some protections
101
No protections
101 regions (44%)
No protections
5
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
5 regions (2%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
62%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
31 regions (62%)
Some protections
13 regions (26%)
No protections
6 regions (12%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
Oceania
50%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
12 regions (50%)
Some protections
6 regions (25%)
No protections
6 regions (25%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
South America
50%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
7 regions (50%)
Some protections
3 regions (21%)
No protections
4 regions (29%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
North America
42%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
15 regions (42%)
Some protections
8 regions (22%)
No protections
13 regions (36%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
Africa
15%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
9 regions (15%)
Some protections
13 regions (22%)
No protections
36 regions (61%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (2%)
Asia
2%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
1 regions (2%)
Some protections
6 regions (13%)
No protections
36 regions (78%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (7%)

Progress over time

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

Recent changes

LGBT discrimination by country

(and dependent territories)

Illegal in some contexts

LGBT discrimination is illegal in some contexts in 49 regions.

  1. Europe (13)
  2. Denmark 1996
  3. Estonia 2009
  4. Greece 2014
  5. Ireland 2000
  6. Italy 2003
  7. Latvia 2006
  8. Lithuania 2009
  9. Moldova 2013
  10. Monaco 2005
  11. Poland 2003
  12. Slovakia 2013
  13. Ukraine 2015
  14. Vatican City
  15. South America (3)
  16. Argentina 2009
  17. Brazil 1988
  18. Venezuela 2012

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

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

  1. Africa (1)
  2. Comoros
  3. Antarctica (1)
  4. Antarctica

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