LGBT housing discrimination

LGBTQ+ people are protected from housing discrimination in 98 countries.

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

Recent Changes

  • 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
  • Mar 24 2017Became Sexual orientation and gender identity in Slovenia

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

98
Protected
98 regions (42%)
Protected
4
Some protections
4 regions (2%)
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
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
17%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
10 regions (17%)
Some protections
regions (0%)
No protections
41 regions (70%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
8 regions (14%)
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 and gender identity

LGBT housing discrimination is sexual orientation and gender identity in 98 regions.

  1. South America (8)
  2. Bolivia 2010
  3. Chile 2012
  4. Ecuador 1998
  5. Falkland Islands 2008
  6. French Guiana
  7. Peru 2016
  8. Suriname 1975
  9. Uruguay 2004

Sexual orientation only

LGBT housing discrimination is sexual orientation only in 4 regions.

  1. Europe (2)
  2. Ireland 2000
  3. Slovenia
  4. North America (1)
  5. Bahamas
  6. South America (1)
  7. 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 (3)
  7. Argentina
  8. Brazil
  9. Venezuela
  10. Antarctica (1)
  11. Antarctica

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