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LGBT Rights in Angola

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    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
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #75 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(66%) Not a good place
Good place (17%)

By The Numbers

63%
Of Angolans agreed that Transgender people should enjoy the same rights as straight people
(ILGA, 2017)
61%
Of Angolans agreed that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should enjoy the same rights as straight people
(ILGA, 2017)

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
Unrecognized
Angola does not recognize same-sex marriage.
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Sep 16, 1886–Jan 24, 2019
Not legal
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, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
In Angola, surgery is not required to legally change your gender
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Until Jan 1, 2015
Ambiguous
May possibly change gender under the Código do Registro Civil 2015. Transgender people could possibly use this section to change their legal gender.
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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 Feb 21, 2013
Illegal
A penal code change in 2013 made it illegal to discriminate according to sexual orientation and identity.
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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 Jan 1, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the change of the Angolan Criminal Code.
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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
Since Jan 1, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
under the change of the Criminal Code.
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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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Serving openly in military in Angola

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Serving openly in military in Angola is legal.

Current status
Legal
There no ban on service and with discrimination protections it makes it easy to serve.
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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.