Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    Unknown
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Senegal

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

Current status
Since Feb 1, 1966
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 319 of the Senegal's Penal Code states "Without prejudice to the more serious penalties provided for in the preceding paragraphs or by articles 320 and 321 of this Code, whoever will have committed an improper or unnatural act with a person of the same sex will be punished by imprisonment of between one and five years and by a fine of 100,000 to 1,500,000 francs. If the act was committed with a person below the age of 21, the maximum penalty will always be applied."
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Same-sex marriage in Senegal

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Same-sex marriage in Senegal is banned.

Current status
Since Jan 17, 1989
Banned
Article 101 of Senegal's Family Code states: "An engagement is a solemn agreement by which a man and a woman promise marriage to each other." This explicitly defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Until Jan 17, 1989
Unrecognized
Before Senegals Family Code of 1989, there was no explicit ban on same-sex marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Senegal

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Senegal is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Since Jul 21, 1965
Imprisonment as punishment
Under Article 256 of Senegals Penal Code, anyone involved in manufacturing, holding, importing, exporting, displaying, selling, renting, offering, or distributing materials "contrary to good morals" may face imprisonment of up to two years or fines. Although ideology on which things are moral and which things are immoral vary by person, because homosexuality and gender change are illegal in Senegal and viewed as immoral, Article 256 can be used against pride flags, lgbt organizations, ETC.
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Right to change legal gender in Senegal

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Right to change legal gender in Senegal is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
There are no laws in place for a change on a persons gender marker, so it is not possible.
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Gender-affirming care in Senegal

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Gender-affirming care in Senegal is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Senegal

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
No legal recognition.
Sources:
No laws, thus no source.
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LGBT discrimination in Senegal

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LGBT discrimination in Senegal is no protections.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 1966
No protections
As homosexual conduct is illegal, discrimination on the basis on sexual orientation or gender identity is legal under the law.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Senegal

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LGBT employment discrimination in Senegal is no protections.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 1966
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Senegal

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LGBT housing discrimination in Senegal is no protections.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 1966
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Senegal

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Same-sex adoption in Senegal is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 7, 2017
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Senegal

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Intersex infant surgery in Senegal is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Senegal

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Serving openly in military in Senegal is illegal.

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

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Blood donations by MSMs in Senegal is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Senegal

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Conversion therapy in Senegal is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Senegal is n/a.

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

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Senegal.