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    Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Sao Tome and Principe

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Homosexual activity in Sao Tome and Principe is ambiguous.

Current status
Since 2012
Ambiguous
A new Penal Code was adopted in 2012 but unclear whether it has entered into forced. Appears to remove previous punishments.
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Sep 16, 18862012
Illegal (other penalty)
Inherited from Portuguese colonial era (amended in 1954). Articles 70 and 71(4°) provide for the imposition of
security measures on people who habitually practice
acts against nature. The security measures may include:
a bond of good behavior, being put on probation for a
certain period, or even internment in a workhouse or
agricultural colony (from 6 months to 3 years).
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Same-sex marriage in Sao Tome and Principe

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Same-sex marriage in Sao Tome and Principe is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
High support for gay marriage. Gay marriage pending.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Sao Tome and Principe

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Sao Tome and Principe is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Sao Tome and Principe is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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LGBT discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe

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LGBT discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe is no protections.

Current status
No protections
None exist in the revision of the criminal code.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe

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LGBT employment discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe is no protections.

Current status
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe

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LGBT housing discrimination in Sao Tome and Principe is no protections.

Current status
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Sao Tome and Principe

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Same-sex adoption in Sao Tome and Principe 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 Sao Tome and Principe

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Sao Tome and Principe is legal.

Current status
Legal
Not banned or restricted on any territories in Africa.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Sao Tome and Principe

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Blood donations by MSMs in Sao Tome and Principe is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Sao Tome and Principe

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Conversion therapy in Sao Tome and Principe is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Sao Tome and Principe

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Equal age of consent in Sao Tome and Principe is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2012
Equal
According to Wikipedia.
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LGBT Rights by Municipality

View the LGBT laws in each individual municipality of Sao Tome and Principe.