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Territory

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Homosexual activity in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is legal.

Current status
Since May 1, 1997
Legal
Follows from Australian law due to being a territory of Australia without any population
Sources:
Willett, Graham (2000). Living Out Loud: A History of Gay and Lesbian activism in Australia. Allen & Unwin. p. 237. ISBN 1 86448 949 9.
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Same-sex marriage in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Same-sex marriage in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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LGBT discrimination in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No Population.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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LGBT employment discrimination in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No current pop. but protected by federal law.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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LGBT housing discrimination in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under Australia's criminal laws.
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Same-sex adoption in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Same-sex adoption in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 24, 1992
Legal
Australia responsible for defence.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Blood donations by MSMs in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is banned (1-year deferral).

Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
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Conversion therapy in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Conversion therapy in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is banned.

Current status
Banned
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Equal age of consent in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Equal age of consent in Heard Island and McDonald Islands is equal.

Current status
Equal
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