LGBT Rights in Bissau Autonomous Sector

Bissau is governed by federal Guinea-Bissau law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Bissau

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Homosexual activity in Bissau is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Bissau

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Same-sex marriage in Bissau is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Apr 23, 1993
Unrecognized
The civil code defines marriage as a union of people with opposite sex
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Bissau

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Bissau is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Bissau is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
There is no procedure in place to allow legal gender recognition for official documents.
Sources:
No laws, thus no source.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Bissau

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
There is no legal recognition.
Sources:
No laws, thus no source.
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LGBT discrimination in Bissau

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LGBT discrimination in Bissau is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections. But 90 percent of people living here said that homosexuality is not an issue.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Bissau

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LGBT employment discrimination in Bissau is no protections.

Current status
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Bissau

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LGBT housing discrimination in Bissau is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination.
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Same-sex adoption in Bissau

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Same-sex adoption in Bissau is single only.

Current status
Single only
according from a French website. no restrictions known. Missing laws for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Bissau

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

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Not a single African country including this one allows trans military service
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Blood donations by MSMs in Bissau

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Blood donations by MSMs in Bissau is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Bissau

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Conversion therapy in Bissau is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to the ILGA World, there's no ban on conversion therapy in Guinea-Bissau.
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Equal age of consent in Bissau

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Equal age of consent in Bissau is equal.

Current status
Equal
Equalised age of consent at 16.
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