Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Restricted
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Brunei

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Homosexual activity in Brunei is illegal (death penalty as punishment).

Current status
Since Mar 28, 2019
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
1951–Mar 27, 2019
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
The Penal Code of Brunei (revised edition 2001), Chapter 22, Page 152 states:

"Unnatural offences.
377. Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman, or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine. [S 12/97]"

Same-sex marriage in Brunei

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Same-sex marriage in Brunei is banned.

Current status
Since 1951
Banned
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Brunei

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Brunei is state-enforced.

Current status
State-enforced
In Brunei, censorship towards LGBT issues are state enforced since the country is based on Sharia Law and managed by the monarchy. Those who are sought to be deviant or critizizing the Bruneian government or promoting something contradictory to Islam could be subjected to imprisonment, fines or exile.

In 2019, an Indonesian Instagram account criticizing the Bruneian government on the topics of LGBT rights and freedom of opinion, was reported by the Sultan and Bruneian police authorities.
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Right to change legal gender in Brunei

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Right to change legal gender in Brunei is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Laws against men dressing as women and vice versa.
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Gender-affirming care in Brunei

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Gender-affirming care in Brunei is restricted.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Restricted
In 1996, Brunei adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.

Brunei doesn't allow sex reassignment surgeries but hormonal treatment isn't banned.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2019040…//www.outrightinternational.org/content/lgbtiq-rights-southeast-asia-where-we-stand-and-pathway-forward
ourworldindata.org/grapher/…
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Brunei

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
not recognized in Brunei
Sources:
not recognized
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LGBT discrimination in Brunei

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LGBT discrimination in Brunei is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1951
No protections
None exist.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Brunei

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LGBT employment discrimination in Brunei is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1951
No protections
Unknown.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Brunei

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LGBT housing discrimination in Brunei is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1951
No protections
None exist. As well Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Same-sex adoption in Brunei

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Same-sex adoption in Brunei is illegal.

Current status
Since 1951
Illegal
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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Intersex infant surgery in Brunei

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Intersex infant surgery in Brunei is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Brunei

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Serving openly in military in Brunei is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Brunei

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Blood donations by MSMs in Brunei is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
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Conversion therapy in Brunei

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Conversion therapy in Brunei is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Brunei is n/a.

Current status
Since 1951
N/A
Homosexual activity is illegal in Brunei.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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LGBT Rights by District

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