1930s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • September 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    LGBT people were persecuted by Nazi forces during the German occupation of the Second World War.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    Paragraph 175 was amended during Nazi rule to create harsher penalties for homosexual behavior between men. Imprisonment was to range from three (3) months to ten (10) years in prison. Many homosexual men died in the Nazi concentration camps they were sent to.
  • December 4
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent in Uruguay is 15 years old regardless of the type of intercourse.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexual activity is legal according to the Uruguay Penal Code.
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Danish Penal Code of April 1930 gained effect on this date, legalizing homosexual activity.
  • September 23
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    They don't ask people if they're gay or not when you are about to donate blood, you just donate as any other human being, unless you don't mention having sex with same gender or any kind of sex you'll be fine.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    The surgical procedure by which a transgender person’s physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics are altered to resemble that of their identified gender is legal.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Discrimination is encouraged.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    no laws criminalizing in constitution or laws.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections
  • Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    Extramarital sexual relations and homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no protection from discrimination to LGBT people
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Not legal
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Not legal
  • July 11
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexuality is legal, even inside Poland's LGBT-free zones, and the penal code cannot be revised for each local government as Poland is not a federal state.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • June 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Date shown is when Thailand became a constitutional monarchy. Thailand currently does not recognize gay marriages.
  • November 1
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    7-14 years to life in prison under unnatural/indecent acts. Not enforced.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Unknown.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is illegal, there are no protections for this population.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    Liable, upon conviction, to imprisonment for a term not less than fifteen years and may be liable to imprisonment for life. Decriminalization pending.
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • August 1
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No laws restricting or criminalizing lgbt serving.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Some through human rights institute for sexual orientation only.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is currently illegal, discrimination against LGBT persons are legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 162, 163 and 165 prohibits homosexuality and offender is punishable by from 5 to 14 years in prison. Decriminalization pending.
  • April 1
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    8-14 years in prison. Not enforced since 2012.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to fourteen years imprisonment, with or without corporal punishment (public whippings) Decriminalization pending.