LGBT housing discrimination

LGBTQ+ people are protected from housing discrimination in 53 countries.

DATE

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

53
Protected
53 regions (27%)
Protected
16
Some protections
16 regions (8%)
Some protections
111
No protections
111 regions (56%)
No protections
18
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
18 regions (9%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
64%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
32 regions (64%)
Some protections
4 regions (8%)
No protections
12 regions (24%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (4%)
Oceania
21%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
3 regions (21%)
Some protections
2 regions (14%)
No protections
7 regions (50%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (14%)
South America
58%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
7 regions (58%)
Some protections
1 regions (8%)
No protections
3 regions (25%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (8%)
North America
22%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
5 regions (22%)
Some protections
2 regions (9%)
No protections
15 regions (65%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (4%)
Africa
4%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
2 regions (4%)
Some protections
3 regions (6%)
No protections
43 regions (80%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
6 regions (11%)
Asia
9%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
4 regions (9%)
Some protections
4 regions (9%)
No protections
31 regions (71%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
5 regions (11%)

Timeline of lgbt housing discrimination

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

Recent Changes

LGBT housing discrimination by Country

Sexual orientation and gender identity

LGBT housing discrimination is sexual orientation and gender identity in 53 regions.

  1. Asia (4)
  2. Israel 1992
  3. Japan 2003
  4. Mongolia 1992
  5. Thailand 2015
  6. North America (5)
  7. Antigua and Barbuda
  8. Canada 2015
  9. Cuba 2013
  10. El Salvador
  11. Honduras 2017
  12. Africa (2)
  13. Angola
  14. South Africa 1996
  15. South America (7)
  16. Bolivia 2010
  17. Brazil 2019
  18. Chile 2012
  19. Colombia 2021
  20. Peru 2016
  21. Uruguay 2004
  22. Venezuela 2011

Gender identity only

LGBT housing discrimination is gender identity only in 3 regions.

  1. Asia (3)
  2. India 2020
  3. Pakistan 1973
  4. Vietnam 1992

Sexual orientation only

LGBT housing discrimination is sexual orientation only in 13 regions.

  1. Asia (1)
  2. Nepal 2015
  3. Europe (4)
  4. Lithuania
  5. Luxembourg 2006
  6. San Marino 2019
  7. Slovakia 2008
  8. North America (2)
  9. Belize
  10. Mexico
  11. Africa (3)
  12. Cape Verde 2019
  13. Mauritius 2008
  14. Namibia 2021
  15. South America (1)
  16. Suriname 2015

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

Data on lgbt housing discrimination is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 18 regions.

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

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