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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    N/A
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #78 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(91.3%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (8.7%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #69 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(86%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (1.1%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #41 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(55.1%) Disagree
Agree (36.2%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #65 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

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

(58%) Not a good place
Good place (23%)

History

Homosexual activity in Myanmar

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

Current status
Since 2016
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Myanmar criminalizes same-sex sexual activity under Penal Code 1860, Section 377. This revised punishment for consensual male same-sex sexual activity was replaced by up to 20 years in prison. No rules known for female same sexual activity. Decriminalization pending.
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Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Section 377 prescribes life in prison; or 2 to 10 years in prison and fine.

Date represents British colonization of Burma (Myanmar).
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Same-sex marriage in Myanmar

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Same-sex marriage in Myanmar is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
Unrecognized
Date reflects British colonization of Burma (Myanmar). In 2014 a same-sex couple featured in the media after holding an unofficial wedding ceremony. Homosexual relations remain illegal.
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Jan 1, 1986–Sep 7, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Myanmar

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Myanmar is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Myanmar is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Myanmar does not allow individuals to change the gender assigned to them at birth.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Myanmar

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Myanmar is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Myanmar does not allow individuals to change the gender assigned to them at birth.
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LGBT discrimination in Myanmar

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LGBT discrimination in Myanmar is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
No protections
Date reflects British colonization of Burma (Myanmar). Homosexual relations are illegal in Myanmar and discrimination occurs regularly.
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Jan 1, 1886–Sep 19, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Presence of human rights institute includes sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Myanmar

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LGBT employment discrimination in Myanmar is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
No protections
Date reflects creation of Burma
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Jan 1, 1886–Sep 3, 2018
Ambiguous
Some discrimination protections through human rights institute for sexual orientation only.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Myanmar

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LGBT housing discrimination in Myanmar is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
No protections
Date reflects creation of Burma
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Same-sex adoption in Myanmar

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Same-sex adoption in Myanmar is single only.

Current status
Since Dec 28, 2016
Single only
Adoption criteria in Myanmar only allows for married couples (same sex marriage is not recognised) or single people to adopt.
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Serving openly in military in Myanmar

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Serving openly in military in Myanmar is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Myanmar

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
MSMs are not eligible to donate blood, citing HIV/Aids risk.
Sources:
www.donatebloodmyanmar.org
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Myanmar

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Conversion therapy in Myanmar is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There are no laws banning conversion therapy.
Sources:
There are no laws banning conversion therapy.
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Equal age of consent in Myanmar

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Equal age of consent in Myanmar is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
Homosexuality is illegal.
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LGBT Rights by Division

View the LGBT laws in each individual division of Myanmar.