Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Restricted
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Homosexual activity in Rwanda

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Homosexual activity in Rwanda is legal.

Current status
Legal
Rwanda does not criminalise gay sex, but homophobic attitudes are common throughout the nation.
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Same-sex marriage in Rwanda

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Same-sex marriage in Rwanda is banned.

Current status
Since May 26, 2003
Banned
The Constitution of Rwanda, adopted in May 2003, defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Article 26 states: "Only civil monogamous marriage between a man and a woman is recognized."
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Until May 26, 2003
Unrecognized
No constitutional ban or statue making gay marriage illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Rwanda

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Rwanda is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Rwanda is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Changing your legal gender in Rwanda is impossible.
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Gender-affirming care in Rwanda

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Gender-affirming care in Rwanda is restricted.

Current status
Since 1986
Restricted
In 1986, Rwanda legalized sterilization, which de facto meant legalizing sex reassignment surgery, however, medical records regarding transsexualism had to be obtained abroad.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Rwanda

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
There is no legal recognition in Rwanda.
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LGBT discrimination in Rwanda

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LGBT discrimination in Rwanda is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation under the human rights institute.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Rwanda

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LGBT employment discrimination in Rwanda is no protections.

Current status
No protections
According to the ILGA World, discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment is not explicitly banned.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Rwanda

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LGBT housing discrimination in Rwanda is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1980
Ambiguous
"All Rwandans are born and remain equal in rights and freedoms. General guarantee of equality
Discrimination of any kind or its propaganda based on, inter alia, ethnic origin, family
or ancestry, clan, skin colour or race, sex, region, economic categories, religion or
faith, opinion, fortune, cultural differences, language, economic status, physical or
mental disability or any other form of discrimination are prohibited and punishable
by law."
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Same-sex adoption in Rwanda

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Same-sex adoption in Rwanda is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is legal. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Rwanda

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Intersex infant surgery in Rwanda is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Rwanda

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

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Rwanda, like all other African countries have yet to allow trans service
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Blood donations by MSMs in Rwanda

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
MSMs are not eligible to donate blood, due to the Rwandan Blood Transfusion Service having concerns over HIV infection rates.
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Conversion therapy in Rwanda

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Conversion therapy in Rwanda is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to the ILGA World, there's no ban on conversion therapy in Rwanda.
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Equal age of consent in Rwanda

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Equal age of consent in Rwanda is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent is set at 18 years of age, regardless of gender or orientation.
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Rwanda.