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LGBT Rights in Tuvalu

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Male illegal, female legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal

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History

Homosexual activity in Tuvalu

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Homosexual activity in Tuvalu is male illegal, female legal.

Current status
Since May 19, 2017
Male illegal, female legal
5 to 10 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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Until May 18, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Men can receive up to 14 years in prison.
Sources:
The Penal Code sections 153, 154 and 155.
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Same-sex marriage in Tuvalu

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Same-sex marriage in Tuvalu is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
Not legal
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Tuvalu

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Tuvalu is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Tuvalu is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Legal, no restrictions
transgenderism is ingrained in Tuvalu culture under the term "Binabinaina", the identity of these people is recognized.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Tuvalu

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Tuvalu is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Tuvalu

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LGBT discrimination in Tuvalu is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Homosexuality is still illegal.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Tuvalu

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LGBT employment discrimination in Tuvalu is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2017
Sexual orientation only
Section 50 of the Labour and Employment Relations Act (2017) prohibits discrimination at the workplace, including on the basis of sexual orientation as a protected attribute (under Section 50(2)(b)).
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LGBT housing discrimination in Tuvalu

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LGBT housing discrimination in Tuvalu is no protections.

Current status
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Tuvalu

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Same-sex adoption in Tuvalu is single only.

Current status
Single only
no other laws in place.
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Serving openly in military in Tuvalu

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Serving openly in military in Tuvalu is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Tuvalu has no military forces.
Sources:
Tuvalu has no military forces.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Tuvalu

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Blood donations by MSMs in Tuvalu is legal.

Current status
Legal
In all of Oceania
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Conversion therapy in Tuvalu

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Conversion therapy in Tuvalu is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Tuvalu is unequal.

Current status
Unequal
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LGBT Rights by Island Council

View the LGBT laws in each individual island council of Tuvalu.