LGBT housing discrimination

LGBTQ+ people are protected from housing discrimination in 96 countries.

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  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Sexual orientation only
  • No protections
  • Unknown, N/A, or ambiguous

Recent Changes

  • Oct 21 2021Became Sexual orientation only in Namibia
  • Jan 1 2019Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Isle of Man
  • Apr 1 2018Became No protections in Ghana
  • Mar 26 2018Became No protections in Bhutan
  • Jan 15 2018Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in West Bengal
  • Jan 1 2018Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Uttaranchal
  • Jan 1 2018Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Tamil Nadu
  • Oct 1 2017Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Alberta

LGBT housing discrimination

Prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity when applying for housing or discrimination by landlords / property owners.

Summary

96
Protected
96 regions (41%)
Protected
5
Some protections
5 regions (2%)
Some protections
103
No protections
103 regions (44%)
No protections
28
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
28 regions (12%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
77%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
40 regions (77%)
Some protections
2 regions (4%)
No protections
7 regions (14%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (6%)
Oceania
50%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
12 regions (50%)
Some protections
regions (0%)
No protections
10 regions (42%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (8%)
South America
57%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
8 regions (57%)
Some protections
1 regions (7%)
No protections
2 regions (14%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (21%)
North America
53%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
19 regions (53%)
Some protections
1 regions (3%)
No protections
15 regions (42%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (3%)
Africa
14%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
8 regions (14%)
Some protections
1 regions (2%)
No protections
40 regions (68%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
10 regions (17%)
Asia
20%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
9 regions (20%)
Some protections
regions (0%)
No protections
29 regions (63%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
8 regions (17%)

Progress over time

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

Recent changes

LGBT housing discrimination by country

(and dependent territories)

Sexual orientation only

LGBT housing discrimination is sexual orientation only in 5 regions.

  1. Europe (2)
  2. Ireland 2000
  3. Slovenia
  4. North America (1)
  5. Bahamas
  6. Africa (1)
  7. Namibia 2021
  8. South America (1)
  9. Colombia 2011

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

Data on lgbt housing discrimination is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 28 regions.

  1. North America (1)
  2. United States
  3. Oceania (2)
  4. Samoa
  5. Tonga
  6. South America (3)
  7. Argentina
  8. Brazil
  9. Venezuela
  10. Antarctica (1)
  11. Antarctica

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