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LGBT Rights in Bangladesh

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

In Bangladesh, public opinion seems to reflect a lack of acceptance or understanding of the LGBTQ+ community.

History

Homosexual activity in Bangladesh

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Homosexual activity in Bangladesh is illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).

Current status
Since Oct 6, 1860
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Section 377 of the penal code states that "unnatural intersources" with any men women or animal is punishable for up to life in prison.
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Same-sex marriage in Bangladesh

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Same-sex marriage in Bangladesh is not legal.

Current status
Since Oct 6, 1860
Not legal
Homosexuality is illegal in Bangladesh, so same-sex relationships are illegal as well.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Bangladesh

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Bangladesh is state-enforced.

Current status
State-enforced
Censorship of LGBTQ+ issues in Bangladesh is a significant concern. The country's approach to LGBTQ+ rights is restrictive, and homosexuality is criminalized under Section 377 of the Penal Code. This has led to discrimination, persecution, and limited freedom of expression for the LGBTQ+ community. Civil society organizations have documented cases of censorship and restrictions on LGBTQ+ activism and advocacy.
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Right to change legal gender in Bangladesh

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Right to change legal gender in Bangladesh is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Nov 11, 2013
Legal, no restrictions
Changes in the sex on legal documents are only allowed for Hijras, Intersex, and Third Gender citizens
Sources:
gov.uk/government/publicati…~:text=5%20Bangladesh%20has%20made%20progress,and%20other%20official%20government%20documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Bangladesh

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Bangladesh is recognized.

Current status
Since Nov 11, 2013
Recognized
The Bangladeshi government has acknowledged a third gender (hijra), and is allowed to be legally registered as a gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Bangladesh

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LGBT discrimination in Bangladesh is no protections.

Current status
No protections
LGBTQ+ personel in Bangladesh face extreme discrimination with no protections.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Bangladesh

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LGBT employment discrimination in Bangladesh is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections since homosexuality is illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Bangladesh

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LGBT housing discrimination in Bangladesh is no protections.

Current status
No protections
no protections.
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Same-sex adoption in Bangladesh

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Same-sex adoption in Bangladesh is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws in place for same sex couples. As well homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Serving openly in military in Bangladesh

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Serving openly in military in Bangladesh is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
In Bangladesh, you can't openly serve in the military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Bangladesh

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Blood donations by MSMs in Bangladesh is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
no laws in place.
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Conversion therapy in Bangladesh

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Conversion therapy in Bangladesh is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Under a poll by ILGA a huge percentage of bangladeshians would try conversion therapy on someone who is lgbt. Homosexuality is still currently illegal.
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Equal age of consent in Bangladesh

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Equal age of consent in Bangladesh is equal.

Current status
Equal
Yes, the age of consent in Bangladesh is equal for both males and females. It is set at 14 years old. This means that individuals who are 14 years or older are considered legally old enough to consent to sexual activities. However, it is important to note that engaging in same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Bangladesh for both males and females. It is always advisable to familiarize yourself with the legal statutes of the country to ensure compliance with the law.
Sources:
standard.co.uk/news/world/a…~:text=The%20age%20of%20consent%20is%20also%2014%20in%20Bangladesh%2C%20China,%2C%20Costa%20Rica%2C%20and%20Uruguay.
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