Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Greenland

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Homosexual activity in Greenland is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 1939
Legal
Under the Danish Government in 1930 there was a law that allowed homosexual Activity to be legal.
Sources:
Unable to find the actual law, it predates when people added laws to websites. Someone wrote something about it, denstoredanske.lex.dk/Straffeloven it's in Danish
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Same-sex marriage in Greenland

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Same-sex marriage in Greenland is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 1, 2016
Legal
On April 1st, 2016, the Marriage Act came into effect after being unanimously voted in favor of the previous year.
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Jul 1, 1996–Apr 1, 2016
Civil unions (marriage rights)
On July 1, 1996, Greenland embraced Denmark's registered partnership law, granting legal recognition to same-sex couples. This move was a pivotal moment in advancing LGBTQ+ rights in Greenland, signaling a step towards greater equality and inclusion within the community.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Greenland

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Greenland is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Sep 12, 2014
Legal, no restrictions
The Danish government has removed any medical requirements for changing one's gender legally.
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Until Sep 12, 2014
Ambiguous
No laws exists. Legalization pending. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Gender-affirming care in Greenland

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Gender-affirming care in Greenland is legal.

Current status
Since 1994
Legal
In 1994, Denmark adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Greenland

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

Current status
Since Sep 12, 2014
Recognized
The Danish government allows the 'X' gender marker in passports.
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LGBT discrimination in Greenland

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LGBT discrimination in Greenland is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Sources:
Under Danish law.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Greenland

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LGBT employment discrimination in Greenland is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Greenland Employment Act. also incitement to hate tread on sexual orientation.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Greenland

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LGBT housing discrimination in Greenland is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1979
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Home Rule Act
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Same-sex adoption in Greenland

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Same-sex adoption in Greenland is legal.

Current status
Since May 27, 2015
Legal
Greenland parliament unanimously approves same sex marriage
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Jul 1, 2009–May 27, 2015
Second parent adoption only
Joint adoption not legal at this time, only adoption of one partners existing children.
Sources:
Odd Couples: A History of Gay Marriage in Scandinavia
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Intersex infant surgery in Greenland

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Intersex infant surgery in Greenland is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Greenland

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Serving openly in military in Greenland is legal.

Current status
Since 1986
Legal
Greenland allows LGBTQ+ individuals to serve openly as per Danish law.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Greenland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Greenland is banned (less than 6-month deferral).

Current status
Since Mar 2020
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
A four month deferral is in place following Denmark's decision.
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Conversion therapy in Greenland

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Conversion therapy in Greenland is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
It is not encouraged, but it is not banned.
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Equal age of consent in Greenland

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Equal age of consent in Greenland is equal.

Current status
Since 1976
Equal
Age of consent is 15 regardless of sexual orientation; 18 for special cases between two individuals where one is in custody of the other, or who gives consent in the presence of the other's "abusing superior age or experience."
Sources:
United Nations Study on Violence against Children. August 2004. Accessed 20 Aug. 2013. www2.ohchr.org/english/bodi…
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LGBT Rights by Municipality

View the LGBT laws in each individual municipality of Greenland.