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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #28 out of 33 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(93.63%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (5.83%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #29 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(94.25%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (5.17%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #116 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(96%) Not a good place
Good place (3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Malawi

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Homosexual activity in Malawi is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Apr 1, 1930
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to fourteen years imprisonment, with or without corporal punishment (public whippings)
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Apr 1, 1930–Sep 9, 2018
Male illegal, female uncertain
8-14 years in prison. Not enforced since 2012.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Malawi

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Same-sex marriage in Malawi is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
they haven't legalized same sex activity
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Malawi

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Malawi is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Malawi is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No laws in place.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Malawi

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Malawi is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Malawi

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LGBT discrimination in Malawi is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Homosexuality is illegal there. Some discrimination protections under the criminal code. As well under Human rights institute mandate for protection for sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Malawi

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LGBT employment discrimination in Malawi is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Some discrimination protection under criminal code. although homosexuality is illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Malawi

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LGBT housing discrimination in Malawi is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Malawi

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Same-sex adoption in Malawi is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Malawi

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Malawi is legal.

Current status
Legal
Although homosexuality is currently illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Malawi

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Blood donations by MSMs in Malawi is legal.

Current status
Legal
According to the Malawi blood bank.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Malawi

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Conversion therapy in Malawi is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Malawi

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Equal age of consent in Malawi is equal.

Current status
Equal
Set age in Malawi.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log