LGBT housing discrimination

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

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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
  • Jun 13 2019Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Tocantins
  • Jun 13 2019Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Brazil
  • Jun 13 2019Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Minas Gerais
  • Jan 1 2019Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Isle of Man
  • Jul 8 2018Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in New Hampshire
  • Apr 1 2018Became No protections in Ghana
  • Mar 26 2018Became No protections in Bhutan

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
6
Some protections
6 regions (3%)
Some protections
105
No protections
105 regions (45%)
No protections
25
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
25 regions (11%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
79%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
41 regions (79%)
Some protections
2 regions (4%)
No protections
6 regions (12%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (6%)
Oceania
46%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
11 regions (46%)
Some protections
1 regions (4%)
No protections
10 regions (42%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (8%)
South America
64%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
9 regions (64%)
Some protections
1 regions (7%)
No protections
2 regions (14%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (14%)
North America
50%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
18 regions (50%)
Some protections
1 regions (3%)
No protections
16 regions (44%)
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
41 regions (70%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
9 regions (15%)
Asia
20%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
9 regions (20%)
Some protections
regions (0%)
No protections
30 regions (65%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
7 regions (15%)

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 6 regions.

  1. Europe (2)
  2. Ireland 2000
  3. Slovenia
  4. North America (1)
  5. Bahamas
  6. Africa (1)
  7. Namibia 2021
  8. Oceania (1)
  9. New Zealand 1994
  10. South America (1)
  11. Colombia 2011

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

Data on lgbt housing discrimination is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 25 regions.

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

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