Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Banned
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    N/A
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Zambia

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

Current status
Since Sep 10, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Liable, upon conviction, to imprisonment for a term not less than fifteen years and may be liable to imprisonment for 14-15 years to life. Decriminalization pending.
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Nov 1, 1931–Sep 10, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
7-14 years to life in prison under unnatural/indecent acts. Not enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in Zambia

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Same-sex marriage in Zambia is banned.

Current status
Since Feb 18, 2010
Banned
SSM Pending.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Zambia

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Zambia is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Zambia is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Section 9(2) of the National Registration Act 19 of 1964 could possibly be used to change a person’s sex description.
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Gender-affirming care in Zambia

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Gender-affirming care in Zambia is banned.

Current status
Banned
In Zambia, gender-affirming care is prohibited.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Zambia

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
As there is no protocol to change legal gender in Zambia, non-binary self-identification is defacto not recognized.
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LGBT discrimination in Zambia

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LGBT discrimination in Zambia is no protections.

Current status
Since Nov 1, 1931
No protections
As homosexuality is illegal, there are no protections for this population.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Zambia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Zambia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no explicit legal protections in place.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Zambia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Zambia is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Nov 1, 1931
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Zambia

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Same-sex adoption in Zambia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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Intersex infant surgery in Zambia

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Intersex infant surgery in Zambia is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Zambia

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Serving openly in military in Zambia is don't ask, don't tell.

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Homosexuality is illegal, but long as you don't mention that you are gay you are fine.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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Blood donations by MSMs in Zambia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Zambia is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Unknown regulations
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Conversion therapy in Zambia

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Conversion therapy in Zambia is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Zambia is n/a.

Current status
Since Sep 28, 2005
N/A
16 for heterosexual males/females. No established age of consent for homosexual males/females, but they can be charged with engaging in consensual activity starting at age 12.
Sources:
Zambian Penal Code (Amendment) Act of 2003. parliament.gov.zm/downloads…
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