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LGBT Rights in Zimbabwe

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Male illegal, female legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    N/A
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors ?

Ranked #77 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(89.1%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (9.8%)

Justifiability of homosexuality ?

Ranked #67 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(90.2%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (6.5%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents ?

Ranked #73 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(85.8%) Disagree
Agree (8%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors ?

Ranked #24 out of 33 regions surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
(89.42%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (10.33%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors ?

Ranked #21 out of 34 regions surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
(90.08%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (8%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #97 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(82%) Not a good place
Good place (5%)

History

Homosexual activity in Zimbabwe

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Homosexual activity in Zimbabwe is male illegal, female legal.

Current status
Since 2006
Male illegal, female legal
Fine and up to 10 years in prison (decriminalization pending)
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Same-sex marriage in Zimbabwe

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Same-sex marriage in Zimbabwe is not legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1964
Not legal
Marriage act passed in 1964 implies that a marriage is between a man and a woman.
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Jan 1, 1964–Sep 9, 2018
Unrecognized
No laws in place.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Zimbabwe

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Zimbabwe is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Zimbabwe is n/a.

Current status
N/A
No legal way to change gender yet.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Zimbabwe

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Zimbabwe

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LGBT discrimination in Zimbabwe is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Apr 18, 1980
No protections
Although Zimbabwean constitution does state "All citizens are equal", sexual orientations and gender identities are not protected.
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Current status
Since Apr 18, 1980
Illegal in some contexts
Some protection under the mandate through human rights institute.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Zimbabwe

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LGBT employment discrimination in Zimbabwe is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Apr 18, 2017
Ambiguous
Sexual orientation discrimination protections under human rights institute. Homosexuality is illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Zimbabwe

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LGBT housing discrimination in Zimbabwe is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Apr 18, 1980
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Zimbabwe

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Same-sex adoption in Zimbabwe is single only.

Current status
Single only
Homosexuality is currently illegal. As well no laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Zimbabwe

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Serving openly in military in Zimbabwe is legal.

Current status
Legal
Nationwide.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Zimbabwe

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Blood donations by MSMs in Zimbabwe is legal.

Current status
Legal
Some restrictions. Nothing involving lgbt people.
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Conversion therapy in Zimbabwe

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Conversion therapy in Zimbabwe is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Equal age of consent in Zimbabwe

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Equal age of consent in Zimbabwe is equal.

Current status
Since Oct 21, 2015
Equal
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Zimbabwe.