Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Restricted
    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
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Views on LGBTQ+ Rights

(ILGA, 2017)
Of Angolans agreed that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should enjoy the same rights as straight people
Of Angolans agreed that Transgender people should enjoy the same rights as straight people

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History

Homosexual activity in Angola

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Homosexual activity in Angola is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 24, 2019
Legal
Legalized after an act of parliament
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Sep 16, 1886–Jan 24, 2019
Illegal (other penalty)
Penalty unknown
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Same-sex marriage in Angola

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Same-sex marriage in Angola is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jan 24, 2019
Unrecognized
Angola does not recognize same-sex marriage.
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Sep 16, 1886–Jan 24, 2019
Banned
As homosexuality is illegal, same sex union is by default illegal
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Angola

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Angola is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Angola is legal, but requires medical diagnosis.

Current status
Since 2015
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
According to ILGA, Section 78 of the Civil Registry Act (2015) does not allow alterations of details entered in the registration of records by the Civil Registrar. However, Section 87 permits changes, including "change of name" where there is a change of facts which alter the legal identity or status of the person. A change of sex marker may also be possible under Section 87.
Until 2015
Illegal
Legal gender change is not possible
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Gender-affirming care in Angola

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Gender-affirming care in Angola is restricted.

Current status
Since 2015
Restricted
In 2015, Angola legalized sterilization, which de facto meant legalizing sex reassignment surgery, however, medical records regarding transsexualism had to be obtained abroad.
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Until 2015
Banned
Medical transition is not possible
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Angola

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
There are only 2 legally recognized genders in Angola.
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LGBT discrimination in Angola

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LGBT discrimination in Angola is illegal.

Current status
Since 2021
Illegal
Article 212 of the Penal Code criminalises acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, health, education and in the provision of goods and services.
Sources:
database.ilga.org/angola-lgbti
database.ilga.org/api/downl…
pgdlisboa.pt/leis/lei_mostr…
web.archive.org/web/2020121…//ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf
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LGBT employment discrimination in Angola

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

Current status
Since 2021
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Article 212 of the Penal Code bans acts of discrimination based on all settings
Sources:
database.ilga.org/angola-lgbti
database.ilga.org/api/downl…
web.archive.org/web/2020121…//ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf
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LGBT housing discrimination in Angola

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

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Article 212 of the Penal Code criminalises acts of discrimination based on both sexual orientation in employment, health, education and in the provision of goods and services and housing.
Sources:
database.ilga.org/angola-lgbti
web.archive.org/web/2020121…//ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf
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Same-sex adoption in Angola

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Same-sex adoption in Angola is single only.

Current status
Single only
No restrictions there. no laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Angola

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Intersex infant surgery in Angola is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Angola

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Serving openly in military in Angola is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
There no ban on service and with discrimination protections it makes it easy to serve. Like All other African countries, Angola doesn’t allow trans service
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Blood donations by MSMs in Angola

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Blood donations by MSMs in Angola is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Angola

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Conversion therapy in Angola is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Angola is equal.

Current status
Equal
Will come into effect in 2020.
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Angola.