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LGBT Rights in Tanzania

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Unknown
    Age of Consent
    N/A

Research in attittudes towards LGBTQ+ issues in Tanzania have identified a strong opposition to LGBTQ+ rights, reflecting underlying homophobic sentiments.

History

Homosexual activity in Tanzania

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Homosexual activity in Tanzania is illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).

Current status
Since Jul 1, 1998
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Mandatory minimum of 20 years imprisonment for any attempt to commit acts "against the order of nature."

Jul 1, 2008–Sep 8, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
5- 30 years in prison and fine. 5-25 years in Zanzibar. Rarely enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in Tanzania

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Same-sex marriage in Tanzania is not legal.

Current status
Since Feb 12, 1971
Not legal
Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman. Also, Homosexuality is illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Tanzania

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Tanzania is state-enforced.

Current status
State-enforced
Tanzania has a history of enforcing strict laws against the LGBT community. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal and can be punished by imprisonment. The government has also taken steps to restrict LGBT rights organizations and their activities. Public attitudes towards the LGBT community in Tanzania can be quite hostile, which contributes to a challenging environment for individuals who identify as LGBT. It's important to stay informed about the current situation and exercise caution when discussing or engaging in LGBT-related issues in Tanzania.
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Right to change legal gender in Tanzania

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Right to change legal gender in Tanzania is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws in place. Tanzania does not recognize transgender people.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Tanzania

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
As Tanzania does not recognize gender changes, non-binary self-identification is defacto not recognized.
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LGBT discrimination in Tanzania

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LGBT discrimination in Tanzania is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 26, 1977
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal hence by default there are no discrimination protection extended to LGBTQ+ community.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Tanzania

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LGBT employment discrimination in Tanzania is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 26, 1977
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Tanzania

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LGBT housing discrimination in Tanzania is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 26, 1977
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Tanzania

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Same-sex adoption in Tanzania is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
You have to be married to adopt, and same-sex marriage is illegal.
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Serving openly in military in Tanzania

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Serving openly in military in Tanzania is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1998
Illegal
Homosexuality is currently illegal in Tanzania
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Blood donations by MSMs in Tanzania

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Blood donations by MSMs in Tanzania is legal.

Current status
Legal
No laws specifically forbid men who have sex with men to give blood in Tanzania.
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Conversion therapy in Tanzania

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Conversion therapy in Tanzania is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Equal age of consent in Tanzania

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Equal age of consent in Tanzania is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania.
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