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LGBT Rights in Albania

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors ?

Ranked #69 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(75.7%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (23.2%)

Justifiability of homosexuality ?

Ranked #64 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(82%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (7.2%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents ?

Ranked #64 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(69.8%) Disagree
Agree (9.6%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #87 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(71%) Not a good place
Good place (3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Albania

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Homosexual activity in Albania is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 27, 1995
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Albania

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Same-sex marriage in Albania is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Feb 4, 2010
Unrecognized
Albania does not legally recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions or domestic partnership benefits.
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Feb 4, 2010–Sep 9, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Civil Unions Pending. Gay marriage pending. Backed by the prime minister. Required legalization of gay marriage under 2018 EU ruling. Under a ruling from the EU High Court. Civil Unions in some areas.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Albania

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Albania is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Albania, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Albania

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Right to change legal gender in Albania is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Albania does not currently recognize legal gender changes nor performs or covers surgeries or treatment for transgender people.

A law was proposed in December 2014 for legal gender recognition, but it was never realized.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Albania

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Albania is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Not legally recognized.
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LGBT discrimination in Albania

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LGBT discrimination in Albania is illegal.

Current status
Since Feb 5, 2010
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Albania

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LGBT employment discrimination in Albania is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Aug 30, 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
There is legislation protecting both sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace
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LGBT housing discrimination in Albania

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LGBT housing discrimination in Albania is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Albania gay rights groups open first LGBTI shelter in Balkan region
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Same-sex adoption in Albania

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Same-sex adoption in Albania is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 2, 2017
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Albania

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Serving openly in military in Albania is legal.

Current status
Since May 7, 2013
Legal
Hate crime law allows LGBTQ+ individuals to serve openly without discrimination in the military
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Blood donations by MSMs in Albania

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Blood donations by MSMs in Albania is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2008
Legal
There are no restrictions for blood donations by MSMs.
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Conversion therapy in Albania

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Conversion therapy in Albania is banned.

Current status
Since May 2020
Banned
Banned for minors.
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Equal age of consent in Albania

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Equal age of consent in Albania is equal.

Current status
Since Apr 2, 2010
Equal
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