1910s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • 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 male illegal, female legal.
    10-14 years in prison. Not enforced. decriminalization proposed by one presidential candidate.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (other penalty).
    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 n/a.
    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 n/a.
    No laws against crossdressing but changing genders aren’t recognized specifically.
  • 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 not legal.
    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 not legal.
  • (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.