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LGBT Rights in Portugal

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors ?

Ranked #19 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(12.2%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (85.9%)

Justifiability of homosexuality ?

Ranked #30 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(34.4%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (26%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents ?

Ranked #22 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(22.2%) Disagree
Agree (48.9%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union) ?

Ranked #27 out of 28 regions surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)
(71%) Widespread
Rare (21%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union) ?

Ranked #27 out of 28 regions surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)
(59%) Widespread
Rare (25%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union) ?

Ranked #13 out of 28 regions surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)
(27%) Disagree
Agree (69%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union) ?

Ranked #5 out of 28 regions surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)
(19%) No
Yes (72%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #23 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(29%) Not a good place
Good place (53%)

History

Homosexual activity in Portugal

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Homosexual activity in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 23, 1982
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Portugal

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Same-sex marriage in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since May 31, 2010
Legal
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Portugal

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Portugal is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Portugal is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Aug 8, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
The law allows adults to change their legal gender based on self-detirmination without any requirements. Minors aged 16 and 17 must have parental consent and a professional psychological opinion.
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Mar 15, 2011–Jul 1, 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Individuals in Portugal can legally change their gender and name on their birth certificate.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Portugal

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Even though gender self-identification is possible in Portugal, non-binary identities are not yet legally recognized here.
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LGBT discrimination in Portugal

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LGBT discrimination in Portugal is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 24, 2004
Illegal
Article 13 explicitly prohibits discriminations on the basis of sexual orientations
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LGBT employment discrimination in Portugal

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

Current status
Since Jan 16, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Gender identity is now an explicit protected ground in the labour code.
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2003–Jan 16, 2015
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation was protected.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Portugal

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

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Portugal

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Same-sex adoption in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2016
Legal
Now same sex adoption is possible for not only individuals but same sex couples.
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Until Feb 29, 2016
Illegal
Same sex couples in Portugal were previously not allowed to adopt or foster children. Between 2013 and 2016 various bills were put forward and rejected by parliament.
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Serving openly in military in Portugal

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Serving openly in military in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since 1999
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Portugal

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Blood donations by MSMs in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 7, 2010
Legal
In Portugal, blood donations have rules regarding sexual behaviour but they are the same for homosexual and heterosexual people. While discrimination is illegal according to the Portuguese Constitution, discrimination is widely reported amongst the LGBTQ+ community and new legislation was discussed in 2021 to address this.
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Conversion therapy in Portugal

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Conversion therapy in Portugal is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Equal age of consent in Portugal

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Equal age of consent in Portugal is equal.

Current status
Since 2007
Equal
The age of consent in portal is 14 years of age for both homosexual and heterosexual sex.
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LGBT Rights by autonomous region

View the LGBT laws in each individual autonomous region of Portugal.