Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Restricted
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    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 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)
Section 16 of the Sexual Offences Special Provisions Act (1998) amended Section 154 of the Code to aggravate the penalty for "carnal knowledge against the order of nature”, raising it to "imprisonment for life and in any case to imprisonment for a term of not less than 30 years".
Jan 1, 1930–Jul 1, 1998
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Section 154 of the Penal Code of Tanzania (1930) punished “carnal knowledge against the order of nature” with imprisonment for up to 14 years. Section 155 made attempting to commit such acts punishable by 7 years in prison.
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Same-sex marriage in Tanzania

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Same-sex marriage in Tanzania is banned.

Current status
Since Feb 12, 1971
Banned
Article 9(1) in The Law of Marriage Act defines marriage as a voluntary union of a man and a woman.
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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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Gender-affirming care in Tanzania

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Gender-affirming care in Tanzania is restricted.

Current status
Since 1994
Restricted
In 1994, Tanzania 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 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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Intersex infant surgery in Tanzania

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Intersex infant surgery in Tanzania is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

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

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 not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy is not banned.
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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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