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LGBT Rights in Bangladesh

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors ?

Ranked #71 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(77.3%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (19.5%)

Justifiability of homosexuality ?

Ranked #74 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(89.4%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (0.2%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents ?

Ranked #68 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(75.4%) Disagree
Agree (6.5%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #43 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(28%) Not a good place
Good place (19%)

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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Oct 6, 1860–Sep 17, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
8-10 years in prison under unnatural acts. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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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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Oct 6, 1860–Sep 9, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Bangladesh

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Bangladesh is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Bangladesh is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Nov 11, 2013
Legal, surgery not required
Bangladeshi transgender people are allowed to change their legal gender.
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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.
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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 single only.

Current status
Single only
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 n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal for males and females.
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LGBT Rights by division

View the LGBT laws in each individual division of Bangladesh.