Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Recent studies in Mozambique show a discernible level of opposition to LGBTQ+ rights among the population.

Mozambique Surveys

(ILGA, 2017)
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Agreed that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should be protected from workplace discrimination.
Agreed that transgender people should enjoy the same rights as cisgender people.
Agreed that transgender people should be protected from workplace discrimination.
Believe that transgender people should be allowed to change their legal gender.

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History

Homosexual activity in Mozambique

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Homosexual activity in Mozambique is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 30, 2015
Legal
Although not explicitly mentioned in the penal code, the justice minister clarified that homosexuality is not an offence in Mozembique. New penal code explicitly removed "crimes against nature", leaving no ground whatsoever for homosexuality to be illegal. It is expected to go into effect June 29th, 2015.
1975–Jun 29, 2015
Ambiguous
Mozambique's penal code included a clause against against individuals "who habitually engage in vices against nature," however, there had been no known prosecutions under the clause.
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Same-sex marriage in Mozambique

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Same-sex marriage in Mozambique is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Aug 25, 2004
Unrecognized
Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Mozambique

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Mozambique is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2004
Legal, no restrictions
Section 85(1) of the Código do Registo Civil 2004 gives the Civil Registrar general authority to make changes when there is a change of facts which alter the legal identity or status of the person registered. Transgender people can use this section to change the sex description on their identity document.
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Until Jan 1, 2004
Illegal
The law does not provide for individuals to change their gender identity marker or name on legal and identifying documents to bring them into alignment with their gender identity.
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Gender-affirming care in Mozambique

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Gender-affirming care in Mozambique is legal.

Current status
Legal
Gender-Affirming Care in Mozambique is legal
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mozambique

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Identifying as non-binary is not an option on passports, birth certificates, drivers licenses, ETC.
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LGBT discrimination in Mozambique

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LGBT discrimination in Mozambique is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since May 11, 2007
Illegal in some contexts
The 2007 labor law protects against discrimination on employment on grounds of sexual orientation
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LGBT employment discrimination in Mozambique

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LGBT employment discrimination in Mozambique is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2007
Sexual orientation only
Articles 4, 5 and 108 of the Labour Law 23/2007
Sources:
: tipmoz.com/library/resource…
media/labour_law_23-2007_1533E71.pdf.
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobi…
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LGBT housing discrimination in Mozambique

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LGBT housing discrimination in Mozambique is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections available for housing discrimination.
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Same-sex adoption in Mozambique

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Same-sex adoption in Mozambique is single only.

Current status
Single only
Only single people or one member of a same-sex couple is able to adopt in Mozambique. Same-sex couples cannot legally adopt a child under both of their names.
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Intersex infant surgery in Mozambique

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Intersex infant surgery in Mozambique is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Mozambique

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

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
While it claims mandatory service for most people there, However, Trans People cannot serve.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Mozambique

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Blood donations by MSMs in Mozambique is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions.
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Conversion therapy in Mozambique

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Conversion therapy in Mozambique is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy is not banned.
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Equal age of consent in Mozambique

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Equal age of consent in Mozambique is equal.

Current status
Equal
always has been equal.
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Mozambique.