Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Banned
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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Homosexual activity in Algeria

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Homosexual activity in Algeria is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Jun 8, 1966
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 333 of Algerian law punishes same sex activity with between 2 months and 2 years imprisonment, and a fine of 500 to 2000 Dinars. Article 338 refers to "outrage to public decency" consisting of "an act against nature with an individual of the same sex", with a steeper penalty of between 6 months and 3 years imprisonment and a fine of between 1,000 and 10,000 Dinars.
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Same-sex marriage in Algeria

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Same-sex marriage in Algeria is banned.

Current status
Since Jun 8, 1966
Banned
All homosexual activity is illegal in Algeria. Same-sex marriage is not legal.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Algeria

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Algeria is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
Article 333 bis of the Penal Code, as amended on 13 February 1982 by Law n° 82-04, criminalizes the distribution of anything against "decency" with up to 2 years in prison and a fine up to 2,000 dinars. Article 333, also amended in 1982, criminalizes indecent exposure of any "act against the order of nature with an individual of the same sex" with up to 3 years in prison and a fine up to 10,000 dinars.

In January 2023 the Ministry of Commerce announced that all rainbow colored products, including flags, toys, and Qurans, are no longer allowed to be sold in the country. The Algerian government mass SMS texted citizens to warn them of fines for violating this order.

In August 2023, Algeria's Ministry of Culture and Arts forced movie theaters to immediately stop showing the film, "Barbie." An official source told Reuters that the film "promotes homosexuality and other Western deviances."

Right to change legal gender in Algeria

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Right to change legal gender in Algeria is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
"Acts that violate public decency," often interpreted to include gender non-conformity, are banned by the current edition of the 1966 penal code under articles 333, and 338. There is no legal recognition of trans people on official documents.
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Gender-affirming care in Algeria

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Gender-affirming care in Algeria is banned.

Current status
Banned
Medical transition is not possible
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Algeria

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Gender non-conformity in public may be prosecuted as "indecent" under the 1966 penal code under articles 333 and 338. No third gender marker is available on documents.
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LGBT discrimination in Algeria

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LGBT discrimination in Algeria is no protections.

Current status
No protections
As homosexuality is legal, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identities are permitted
Sources:
Same as in the homosexuality activity
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobi…
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LGBT employment discrimination in Algeria

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LGBT employment discrimination in Algeria is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no employment discrimination protections in Algeria for a persons sexual orientation or gender identity.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Algeria

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LGBT housing discrimination in Algeria is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no housing discrimination protections in Algeria for a persons sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Same-sex adoption in Algeria

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Same-sex adoption in Algeria is single only.

Current status
Since Jun 8, 1966
Single only
Homosexuality is illegal in Algeria, and same-sex unions are unrecognized. Single people are allowed to adopt.

Intersex infant surgery in Algeria

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Intersex infant surgery in Algeria is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Algeria

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Serving openly in military in Algeria is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 8, 1966
Illegal
All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
Sources:
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf
www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=7998
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Blood donations by MSMs in Algeria

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Blood donations by MSMs in Algeria is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Banned (Indefinite Deferral).
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Conversion therapy in Algeria

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Conversion therapy in Algeria is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There are no laws banning conversion therapy in Algeria.
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Equal age of consent in Algeria

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Equal age of consent in Algeria is n/a.

Current status
Since Jun 8, 1966
N/A
Not applicable for Algeria. Same sex activity is illegal in Algeria.
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