1910s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Not enforced. Decriminalization pending. Court plans to decriminalize homosexuality by May 17, 2024.
  • August 19
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist in the criminal code.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • November 11
    Homosexual activity becomes ambiguous.
    During the Second Polish Republic, same sex activity was not legislated against, but was considered taboo.
  • June 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    Male Homosexuality is punishable by 14 years in prison under the Nigerian Penal Code. Laws is unclear about female Homosexuality in the Nigerian Penal code , in which the southern part of Nigeria rules . However in the Northern Nigeria, where things are ruled by Sharia Law the punishment are different . In some states in Northern Nigeria, consenting and adult Gays and Lesbians could be punished with the death penalty .
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    as part of Qatar.
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no housing protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in Qatar.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no employment protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in Qatar.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in Qatar. Qatar's laws and cultural norms heavily discriminate against LGBTQ+ people. LGBTQ+ individuals are not afforded the same rights and protections as heterosexual individuals, and they often face harassment, discrimination, and violence. In Qatar, LGBTQ+ individuals are not allowed to openly express their sexual orientation or gender identity, and they are at risk of persecution if they do so.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    There are no specific laws or bans around MSMs donating blood in Qatar, however, homosexuality is illegal in the country.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    In Qatar, trans women can be arrested for the crime of "impersonating a woman". Such individuals are often deemed to be "violating public morality" or infringing "community protection" laws and, as such, police may detain them for up to six months without trial or charge, on this suspicion. While detained, authorities attempt to enforce conformity to local social norms of male appearance by requiring physical detransition, such as surgical removal of breast tissue. Detainees are required to attend conversion "therapy" upon release, according to information received by the BBC. Qatari authorities "categorically rejected" the reports by the trans women who detailed their experiences.[17
  • Serving openly in military becomes illegal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    There are no same-sex adoption laws in Qatar. Same-sex couples are not allowed to adopt children in Qatar, and LGBTQ+ individuals are not afforded the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples when it comes to adoption and parenting.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Qatar. Qatar is a conservative Muslim country and does not permit same-sex marriage or any other form of same-sex relationship. The country's laws and cultural norms heavily discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals, and homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment or fines. As a result, gay marriage is not possible or recognized in Qatar and LGBTQ+ individuals are not afforded the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples.
  • December 31
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
  • August 31
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Kosovo Vilayet was incorporated into the Kingdom of Serbia in 1913. The Penal Code of the Kingdom of Serbia passed on March 29, 1860 criminalized sex between men. Paragraph 206: Unnatural fornication between persons of the male sex to be punished by imprisonment from six months to four years and loss of civil honor.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    The Penal Code of the Kingdom of Serbia (North Macedonia was part of it at that time) passed on March 29, 1860 criminalized sex between men. Paragraph 206: Unnatural fornication between persons of the male sex to be punished by imprisonment from six months to four years and loss of civil honor.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    3 years imprisonment
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Penal Code of 1913: Article 230: “The masculine homosexuality and feminine homosexuality that is not covered by any of the other previous articles, is punished with imprisonment for three years” (unofficial translation)
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Age of consent for homosexual relationships was 21 while for heterosexual relationships the age of consent was 16.
  • October 14
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexuality has been legal since October 14th 1910.