1858 in LGBT Rights

In 1858, there were 2 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were changes made and in the following year. A total of 5 legal changes were made in the 1850s.

  • August 9
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent of 18 years is equal for everyone.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The Ottoman Empire, the predecessor of Turkey, decriminalized sodomy in 1858.