1945 in LGBT Rights

In 1945, there were 7 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 5 changes made and in the following year. A total of 73 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • August 18
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist currently.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no anti-LGBT discrimination protections.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    There is not a specific law against LGBT military service however, gay and lesbian Indonesians face discrimination when attempting to serve in the military.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The date listed is the ratification of the Indonesian Constitution. Homosexuality is legal in Indonesia with the exception of Aceh and South Sumatra.
  • August 15
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Military officials used gay dating and social apps to prosecute same sex couples under article 92. They prosecuted several gay couples. Ruled illegal by military court in 2010. legalization pending.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Article 92 of the South Korean Military Code provides punishment for gay men in the South Korean Military including dishonorable discharge.
  • May 5
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.