1948 in LGBT Rights

In 1948, there were 15 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 10 changes made and 26 in the following year. A total of 70 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • September 14
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    No source about that.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Being LGBTQ+ is Illegal in North Korea.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Article 193 outlaws the creation, distribution or possession of "decadent" culture.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    No Gender idenity rights in North Korea.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes other punishment.
    Sharing something of a sexual content is Illegal in North Korea. Penalty is Unknown.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    North Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism".
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    North Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism".
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    North Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender.
  • Serving openly in military becomes don't ask, don't tell.
    North Koreans serving in the military are required to maintain 10 (ten) years of celibacy . Homosexual behavior in the military has been described as situational behavior rather than a genuine behavior. Therefore, with no other appropriate label, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is assumed to be the most accurate status.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    North Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism".
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    North Korea believes homosexuals are "influenced by capitalism". As a result, many have been executed and put in camps.
  • August 15
    Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    Legalization pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    There are some LGBT anti-discrimination protections in South Korea.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    There has been proposals to legalize gay marriage, but none have passed as of May 2022.
  • May 14
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent in Israel is 16 for male-male, female-female, and male-female sex.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1948

  • LGBT Danmark FaviconLGBT Danmark
    LGBT Danmark is a national association for LGBT people focused on the areas of gender identity and sexual orientation. The organization's efforts are focused on political work…