2020s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • March 22
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On March 22nd, 2024, New South Wales passed a bill that would ban conversion therapy for sexual orientation and gender identity; effective twelve months later.
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On March 8th, 2024, the Liechtenstein government unanimously approved the legislation of gay marriage. The bill is set to go into effect on January 1st, 2025.
  • November 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Self-Determination Act (Selbstbestimmungsgesetz) applies (see: right to change legal gender).
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    The Self-Determination Act (Selbstbestimmungsgesetz) allows transgender, non-binary and intersex people to change their legal first names and gender identity once a year through self-identification. From the age of 14, minors may make the declaration themselves with the consent of their guardians; in order to protect the personal rights of young people, the family court can replace the parents' decision at the request of the minor in cases where the custodians do not consent, based on the best interests of the child. Children under 14 will need their parents or guardians to make a registry office application on their behalf. Outing or deadnaming one against their will in a way which caused them harm can be punished with a fine up to €10,000.
  • July 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (limited rights).
    On 9 November 2023, the Saeima passed legislation establishing same-sex civil unions, subject to approval by President Edgars Rinkevics by 9 January 2024. The law is scheduled to take effect on 1 July 2024. Same-sex couples are not able to inherit from their partners even if they are in a registered partnership.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Gender Affirming Care will no longer be accessible in the state of Idaho unless seeking outside of Idaho. This law bans right to change gender, as well as birth markers on any legal documents.
  • May 17
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    On November 1, 2023, Windhoek High Court judges Nate Ndauendapo, Shafimana Ueitele and Claudia Claasen announced that they will reserve the judgement on May 17, 2024.
  • March 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Since March 1st, 2024, there are no restrictions for MSMs donating blood.
  • March
    Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    A bill that would legalize adoption was vetoed by the governor in March 2024.
  • February 29
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes imprisonment as punishment.
    Since 2024, any form of LGBTQ+ self-identification is punishable by prison sentences.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Under Section 104 of the Ghanaian Criminal Code of 1960 as "unnatural carnal knowledge". If the person is of 16 years or older and has consent, this is considered a misdemeanour, punishable by imprisonment not exceeding 3 years as per Article 296(4) of the Criminal Procedural Code. In 2024, this law was strengthened to criminalise any form of LGBTQ+ expression, and extended the potential prison sentence to 5-10 years.
  • February 28
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    On February 28, 2024, the Minister of Education indicated that "any usage of gender ideology has been thrown out of public schools", which means it is no longer possible to teach about LGBT topics in schools.
  • February 15
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The marriage equality bill changed the 4443/2016 law, extending the prohibition of discrimination to social protection, social benefits, education and access to the availability and provision of goods and services protections (including housing), enshrining full legal coverage against discrimination.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Greece becomes the first orthodox country to legalize same-sex marriage. The country’s Parliament also extended equal parental rights to same-sex couples, including clearing the way for them to adopt children.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On February 16th, 2024, the Hellenic Parliament voted with 173 votes (76 against and 46 abstentions), on legalizing same-sex marriage, becoming the first orthodox country to do so.
  • February 13
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    Kazakhstan's Culture and Information Ministry announced the blocking of the Selftanu.kz website, which centers on LGBT relations. The ministry cited safeguarding children's rights and respecting Kazakhstan's societal norms and traditions as reasons for the action.
  • February
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    The first couple was able to legally adopt in February of 2024 after years of work.
  • January 30
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Florida passed a bill on January 30th that makes it illegal for one's sex on ID to be "different than the one assigned at birth". As such, any license that have been issued with a new gender marker are now considered fraud and can be taken away.
  • January 20
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The conversion therapy ban passed by Parliament last year was officially signed into law by the President over the weekend.
  • January 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Since January 1st 2024, all restrictions regarding MSMs have been lifted. They now have to follow the same criteria as everyone else.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Estonia's parliament approved a law to legalise same-sex marriage as well as joint adoption by same-sex couples. The law will take effect on January 1, 2024.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Estonia's parliament approved a law to legalise same-sex marriage, making it the first post-Soviet country to do so. The law will take effect on January 1, 2024.
  • December 28
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption is legal for same sex couples.
  • December 13
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Pakistan has allowed trans people to self-identify since the Lahore High Court struck down the Shariat ruling in Nayyab Ali v. Federation of Pakistan. "Third gender" is included as an option.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Pakistan allows trans people to receive identity documents with their preferred name and gender under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018. In late 2023, the Lahore High Court upheld this law in Nayyab Ali v. Federation of Pakistan.
  • December 12
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    By a vote of 85-15, the norwegian parliament gave a final approval to a law banning conversion therapy.
  • December 4
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Finland lifted the restrictions on MSMs donating blood on December 4th 2023. "As a result of the change, deferral period practices related to sexual behaviour will be made consistent in blood donation and will be the same for everyone regardless of sex."
  • November 30
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes imprisonment as punishment.
    “Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT lifestyle almost impossible.” “Under the new law, which still needs the approval of the upper house of parliament and President Vladimir Putin, any action or information that is considered an attempt to promote homosexuality - whether in public, online, or in films, books or advertising - could incur a heavy fine.” After recognizing the LGBT movement as extremist in Russia, the government put more pressure on activists than on the private lives of LGBT people themselves. This has completely limited the freedom of expression for LGBT people. After recognizing LGBT as extremist, the demonstration of the LGBT flag became prohibited and because of this, you can get a fine of up to 2000 rubles or arrest for up to 15 days, and if you repeat the demonstration, criminal liability in the form of imprisonment for up to 4 years. However, imprisonment is applied only in case of demonstration of LGBT symbols, for everything else people are punished with fines.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes other punishment.
    “Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT lifestyle almost impossible.” “Under the new law, which still needs the approval of the upper house of parliament and President Vladimir Putin, any action or information that is considered an attempt to promote homosexuality - whether in public, online, or in films, books or advertising - could incur a heavy fine.” After recognizing the LGBT movement as extremist in Russia, the government put more pressure on activists than on the private lives of LGBT people themselves. This has completely limited the freedom of expression for LGBT people. After recognizing LGBT as extremist, the demonstration of the LGBT flag became prohibited and because of this, you can get a fine of up to 2000 rubles or arrest for up to 15 days, and if you repeat the demonstration, criminal liability in the form of imprisonment for up to 4 years. However, imprisonment is applied only in case of demonstration of LGBT symbols, for everything else people are punished with fines.
  • November 29
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Ambiguous status. On 28 June 2023, a single judge bench of Justice Til Prasad Shrestha issued a historic order directing the government to establish a separate register for non-traditional couples and sexual minorities and to temporarily register them. The full bench of the Supreme Court has yet to deliver a final verdict. Some observers noted that Justice Til Prasad Shrestha exceeded his authority. It is estimated that around 200 third gender activists who rushed back to their villages may register their marriages soon. On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.
  • November 7
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not banned in Manchester
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy is not banned within Wales
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy is not banned in England
  • November 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    New blood donation rules are now based on an updated risk assessment of various sexual behaviours and are equally applied to all people regardless of sexual orientation.
  • October 28
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Parliament voted to ban conversion therapy
  • October 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    The 2022 ruling has been put in effect. Any changes received by or after October 23, 2023 will be done under the new criteria. It is now not possible to change one's gender marker unless it was wrongly marked at birth. Transgender people cannot update their documents.
  • October 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes unregistered cohabitation.
    In the Supreme Court case of Supriyo @ Supriya Chakraborty v. Union of India, a five-judge Constitutional Bench held that LGBTQ+ persons have the right to choose a partner, cohabit and enjoy physical & mental intimacy, free from physical threat and coercive action. The State is bound to protect the exercise of these rights.
  • October 6
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Rio Grande do Norte such as in another states.
  • October 4
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Five members of the LGBT community won their case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. In an initial verdict by Justices David Chan Kan Cheong and Karuna Devi Gunesh-Balaghee, they ruled that section 250(1) of the Penal Code, which seeks to criminalise sodomy, is discriminatory and unconstitutional. This, insofar as it prohibits consensual sodomy between consenting male adults.
  • October
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    Governor Huckabee in 2023 removed all access of the gender X on all drivers licenses. She was quoted saying “As long as I’m governor, Arkansas state government will not endorse nonsense.”. As of Oct 2023, Transgender and non-binary people will have to register as M or F on their drivers licenses.
  • September 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Hong Kong’s highest court ruled on 5 September in favour of same-sex civil unions but did not grant them the right to marry. The Final Court of Appeal ruled that the government is "violating its obligation (...) to legally recognize same-sex couples", according to the ruling, which nevertheless rejects "unanimously the appeal" regarding the recognition of their marriage. This ruling was eagerly awaited by the LGBT+ community of the former British colony which, for a decade, has won important victories before the courts, including the annulment of discriminatory government policies on visas, taxes and housing subsidies.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Goiás such as in another states.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Constitutionally banned since 2023.
  • September 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Articles 179 and 181 of the Family Law adopted on February 8, 2023 give spouses the exclusive right to both types of adoption. Singles are not allowed to adopt.
  • August 23
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Distrito Federal such as another states.
  • August 16
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    The law previously blocked went into effect on August 16, 2023. Instruction on gender identity and sexuality is forbidden from k-4, and schools are legally required to alert parents if a minor wants to change their name or pronouns at school.
  • August 14
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes fine as punishment.
    President of Kyrgyzstan signs law banning propaganda of non-traditional relationships among minors.
  • July 27
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Sinaloa deputies voted in favor of penalizing conversion practices.
  • July 24
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Single homosexuals are allowed to adopt, but banned for transgender people.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Single homosexuals are allowed to adopt, but banned for transgender people.
  • July 19
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    The upper house of Russia’s parliament unanimously approved a bill outlawing gender-affirming care and legal gender change. It also annuls marriages in which one person has “changed gender” and bars transgender people from becoming foster or adoptive parents.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    As the Donetsk People's Republic is controlled by Russia, it is de facto illegal to change genders following Russia's legislation against gender affirming care.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    The upper house of Russia’s parliament unanimously approved a bill outlawing gender-affirming care and legal gender change. It also annuls marriages in which one person has “changed gender” and bars transgender people from becoming foster or adoptive parents.
  • July 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    On July 1st 2023, Tennessee passed a new law preventing people from changing their gender marker on their documents if it differs from the one assigned at birth. This includes birth certificates, driver's licenses, and other legal documents.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Kansas passed a new law making it impossible to change one's gender marker on legal documents, be it driver's licenses or birth certificates. Any documents previously changed would be reverted after renewal.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    Prohibits talks of LGBT topics in school up to grade 6.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Starting July 1 2023, MSM who would like to donate blood face a 4-month deferral period.
  • June 29
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Those who carry out conversion practices will be sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison.
  • June 23
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Malians approved amendments to the constitution in referendum. One of amendments defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman.
  • June 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Law was changed under the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 2021 which comes into effect on 15 June 2023. This will allow gender self-identification and mean that you will not need to go through the Family Court to change your nominated sex/gender, and you will not require evidence of medical treatment to do so either.
  • June 9
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Icelandic parliament has passed a law banning so-called conversion therapy practices on the basis of sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity.
  • June 7
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Minas Gerais, such as another states.
  • June 3
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of Australia
  • June 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    From 1 June, all donors will be subject to the same screening process regardless of their sexuality or gender.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    The law allowing same-sex couples to jointly adopt received royal assent and went into effect on 1 June 2023.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Under the Crimes (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill any clauses that make consensual sexual acts between men illegal will be removed from the Crimes Act and will come into force on 1 June.
  • May 31
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    A bill to make gender change illegal was proposed, and it will probably pass.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    A bill to make gender change illegal was proposed, and it will probably pass.
  • May 29
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    The "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni states that same-sex marriage is punishable by 10 years imprisonment. The same punishment is to be applied to those conducting same-sex marriage ceremonies.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes imprisonment as punishment.
    As of May 29, 2023, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was passed. This makes it punishable by a fine or 5-years imprisonment to "promote homosexuality" or use electronic devices for the "purposes of homosexuality". Practically, this prevents accurate discussion of LGBT issues in Ugandan media.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    President Yoweri Museveni signed an "Anti-Homosexuality" bill into law. This still punishes homosexuality with imprisonment up to life, but the bill allows "aggravated homosexuality" to be punished by death. The definition of "aggravated homosexuality" includes three main categories. 1. Consensual sex between adults wherein the party is a second-time offender. 2. Rape, against an adult or a child. 3. Homosexual activities performed by those with HIV, or that involve a disabled or elderly person. "Attempted homosexuality" is also punishable by law, meeting up to 10 years in prison, while "attempted aggravated homosexuality" can be met with up to 14 years.
  • May 25
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The practice, and advertisement, of conversion therapy was banned after 36 members of parliament (out of 50 total) voted to pass the new bill into law.
  • May 19
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    The Federal Shariat Court struck down the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, declaring it un-Islamic.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    The Federal Shariat Court struck down the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, declaring it un-Islamic.
  • May 17
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Non-binary Mexican citizens can choose to have an X as their gender marker rather than choosing male or female. However, other IDs are handled on a state level basis and not all of them allow the X gender marker.
  • May 16
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Taiwan's parliament passed an amendment allowing same-sex couples to jointly adopt children.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    In Namibia, only married couples may adopt. While gay marriage is not legal, gay marriages performed in other countries are recognized in Namibia. Since gay marriages are recognized, gay people who are married and their marriage is recognized by Namibia may adopt. Although in March of 2023, a Namibian court overturned the decision that made a child the son of a gay couple, this was because they had broken a law. The law they broke was failing to register the birth with Namibian authorities within a year.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    On May 16th, 2023, Namibia’s top court ruled to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other countries.
  • May 11
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    New FDA Regulations for Blood Screening on a Federal Level; therefore, the state laws in PA shall not apply anymore. Deferral for MSM or WSM is no longer required.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation
  • May 2
    Conversion therapy becomes varies by region.
    On this date, Neuchâtel banned conversion therapy. Neuchâtel is a canton of Switzerland, of which there are 26. In the other 25 member states of the Swiss Confederation, conversion therapy remains legal.
  • April 3
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    A new legislation lifted the former requirements for gender-affirming surgery and sterilization in order to legally change one’s gender. Recognition will be available for adults upon written application after a mandatory 30-day "period of reflection". Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to change their gender status. The new law comes in effect on April 3rd 2023.
  • April 1
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    Tennessee introduced a bill banning "adult show performances" where minors could be present or be able to see. The wording of the bill describes "dressing as a gender different from the one assigned at birth" as part of a performance to be not suited for minors and thus banned in public spaces. This not only bans drag shows, but any performance from a trans person in public.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    On April 1 2023, the Transfusion Act (Transfusionsgesetz, TFG) was amended to fully remove restrictions on blood donations by MSMs. Accordingly, the amendment to the law obliged the German Medical Association to subsequently adapt the blood donation guidelines within four months in agreement with the Paul Ehrlich Institute, Germany’s medical regulatory body.
  • March 16
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Legislation was passed to expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (originally passed in 1976). All citizens of Michigan now receive "equal treatment under the law" regardless of sexuality or gender.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    The Supreme Court of Justice annulled section 565 of the Military Justice Code, which previously banned same-sex sexual activity in armed forces. The court found that the law was incompatible with the Constitution and international agreements on human rights. However, transgender people were not explicitly mentioned in the ruling.
  • March 14
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    Mentioning gender identity or sexual orientation to students before grade 5 is banned.
  • February 22
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Paraná such as another states.
  • February 21
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    The current law does not provide for the possibility for the court to allow the change of the data regarding the gender, name and uniform civil number in the acts of civil status of an applicant who claims to be transgender,” the decision states. Since February 21st 2023 by the supreme court of Bulgaria. However, there are still protections but limited protections.
  • February 17
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    On July 21, 2022, the Andorran government voted a law stating that transgender people can change their gender without medical intervention. The law is expected to take effect in 2023, but no date has been announced yet.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On July 21, 2022, the Andorran government passed a law granting marriage rights to same-sex couples in the country. The law ultimately took effect in February 2023.
  • February 16
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Pernambuco such as in another states.
  • February 9
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    In 2023, The Parliament of Moldova passed Law No.2 (2023) which included sexual orientation and gender identity among grounds protected from "any kind of discrimination". Protections in employment are included as well.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    In 2023, The Parliament of Moldova passed Law No.2 (2023) which included sexual orientation and gender identity among grounds protected from "any kind of discrimination".
  • February 6
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    The Court of Final Appeal ruled in favour of the two men and found the surgical requirement unconstitutional.
  • February 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    2 or more same-sex couples cannot adopt. A gay man who is not in a relationship can adopt.
  • February
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Sexual orientation was added as a protected category from discrimination in the constitution of the Netherlands after votes in Senate and House Of Representatives were successful. Previously the Equal Rights Act of 1993 protected sexual orientation and had been interpreted to protect gender identity, expression and sex characteristics as well.
  • February 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    The Constitutional Court of Suriname refused to recognize marriage of same-sex couple which was performed in Argentina. The court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution or Suriname's obligations under the Interamerican Convention on Human Rights.
  • January 27
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Paraíba such as in another states.
  • January 15
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    On 15 January 2023, a court in Rome ruled against a school who had fired a trans professor due to her gender identity, claiming that it amounted to sex discrimination.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Bulgaria has recently been stepping up against lgbtq+ discrimination. Widely supported legislation
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Discrimination in bulgaria is illegal. Recently Bulgaria has stepped up against anti lgbtq discrimination with new legislation
  • December 22
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Trans law prohibits conversion therapy intended to change sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    On December 22, 2022, the Spanish Congress approves a "Trans Law" If the law is approved, this point marks that reports or evidence will no longer be needed for a person to make an official registration change of their gender identity. According to the General Directorate of Sexual Diversity and Rights, this can be done "through a system of double appearance, without medical or judicial protection."
  • December 21
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    By unanimous vote, the Plenary of the local Congress approved a reform to article 204 of the Penal Code of the State of Nuevo León in order to sanction from two to five years in prison whoever carries out conversion practices.
  • December 13
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    In 2022, the US Congress passed the Respect for Marriage Act, requiring all US states and territories to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.
  • December 12
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent of 16 years is equal for everyone.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    In December 2022, the courts ruled Barbados' laws against buggery and "gross indecency" were unconstitutional and struck them from the Sexual Offences Act.
  • December 9
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Articles 11-3 and 18-3a of the Labour Code (1997), as amended in 2003, prohibit direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation" in employment. Article 94(2b) establishes the employer’s duty to act against such discrimination. Under Article 8(1), the prohibition on discrimination based on "sexual orientation" is contained in the Law on Equal Treatment (2010) applies to employment and access to labour market instruments and services. In 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union declared in a case from Poland (J.K. v TP S.A., Case No. C-356/21) (2023) that freelance workers are also protected by EU law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of "sexual orientation" in employment. In December of 2022, Joanna ?elek won her case against her employer in regards to transgender discrimination in the workplace, effectively protecting transgender people in the workplace
  • December 8
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act bans discrimination in hiring, firing, housing, and schooling on the basis of sex. In December 2022, with implemented legally-binding regulations the sex option also explicitly includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • December 6
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The State Congress approved the prohibition of the Efforts to Correct Sexual and Gender Orientation (Ecosig) in Sonora, for which the entity became the 12th entity to legislate against this type of actions, considering that they are practices that violate human rights.
  • December 4
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following the Health Canada decision to remove the deferral for men who have sex with men, Héma-Québec will remove it as well, but a little bit later than other provinces. In the Fall 2022, men who have sex with men will be allowed to donate plasma without deferral, but not blood or platelets yet. On December 4, 2022, the criteria will be expanded for blood and platelets. Donors will be asked about sexual partners and pregnancy history instead of being singled out for their sexual orientation.
  • December 2
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Bill 2022: Under the amended laws, people will be able to nominate a sex descriptor of their choice, including male, female, trans man, trans woman, ‘agender’, ‘genderqueer’ or ‘non-binary’ as long as the change isn’t sought for fraudulent or improper purposes.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Bill 2022
  • November 29
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    LGBT topics are censored in media and education by the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the Infocomm Media Development Authority.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    On 21 August 2022, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced at the National Day Rally that the Government will repeal section 377A. Later, on the 29th of November 2022, the Singaporean parliament voted in favor of decriminalising gay sex.
  • November 28
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Men who have sex with men will no longer have to wait four months before giving blood, as changes to who can donate blood come into effect today. Instead, individual assessments will now be made.
  • November 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since November 23 2022, trans people in Cyprus can update their legal gender simply by applying online. While they can submit medical documentation if they think that would support their demand, there is no obligation to do so. A person must be at least 18 years old to request this change.
  • November 7
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Rondônia such as in another states.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Paraguay prohibits conversion therapy based on sexual choice and identity mentioned in Article 3 of Law No. 7018 on Mental Health.
  • November 3
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Hidalgo became the first state to recognize non-binary people.
  • October 26
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The congress of Mexico’s northeastern border state Tamaulipas has voted to recognise same-sex marriage, making it legal across the country. Becoming the last of the country’s states to do so, Tamaulipas amended the state’s Civil Code on Wednesday, setting off cheers of “Yes, we can!” from supporters of the change.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • October 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    A same-sex marriage bill was introduced to Congress on October 12, 2022 by Deputy Jesús Díaz (MORENA). It was approved by a Congress committee on 17 October with 4 votes in favour and 2 abstentions, and a final vote was scheduled for Wednesday, 19 October. Congress passed the bill on 19 October by 23 votes to 5 with seven abstentions. Deputy Emilio Antonio Contreras Martínez de Escobar, a supporter of the legislation, said that "[i]t is necessary that, as representatives of society, we listen and represent society through this type of legislative actions". The bill was supported by members of the National Regeneration Movement and the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Opponents of the legislation organised prayer rallies outside the Congress building. The bill will take effect once it is published in the state's official journal.
  • October 14
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Non-binary gender "x" is recognized, but court order is required. "I" option for intersex children is available on birth certificates
  • September 30
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines, men who have sex with men will be allowed to donate on September 30, 2022 and onwards without a deferral.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    After having a 3 month deferral for MSMs to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for MSMs to donate blood with no deferral as long as they have been tested negative for HIV, which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • September 26
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    There is no restrictions on MSMs donating blood anymore on the Falkland Islands.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    On 25 September, Cuba held a referendum on the development of a new family code that includes provisions that would legalise same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption. Article 30 and 31 allow for same-sex adoption and explicitly grant the right to couples using forms of assisted reproductive technology. On 26 September, the President of the Cuban National Electoral Council confirmed that the referendum had passed with 66.87% of the vote. They also confirmed the result is valid and binding. The law will come into effect upon formal confirmation, expected 30 September.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On 25 September, Cuba held a referendum on the development of a new family code that includes provisions that would legalise same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption. On 26 September, the President of the Cuban National Electoral Council confirmed that the referendum had passed with 66.87% of the vote. They also confirmed the result is valid and binding. The law will come into effect upon formal confirmation, expected 30 September.
  • September 19
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Judges have struck down Montana's ban on birth certificate gender marker changes for transgender people. The judges argue the state acted in bad faith, as they were told to suspend the requirement for surgery, not the change of birth certificates altogether.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Durango state legalized Same Sex marriages at 19 September 2022
  • September 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Since September 2022, gay and bisexual men can legally donate blood within Malta after the same defferal period as heterosexual people.
  • September
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    A 1-year deferral was implemented following the publication of standardized donor history questionnaire in December 2019. Previously, there was an indefinite ban on donations. In December 2019 this was changed to a 4-month deferral period for blood donors. Since September 2022, the ban was lifted completely.
  • August 29
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Following a ruling of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on August 29, 2022, consensual same-sex intercourse between adults in private is no longer illegal in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Homosexuality is legal since 2022.
  • August 26
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Age of consent equalized to 14 years since 2022.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under the Chilean Law.
  • August 21
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    At the same time as Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the clause in the penal code known as Section 377A would be repealed, he reiterated that the institution of marriage would remain "between a man and a woman". Further restrictions were imposed on gay marriage in Singapore on Nov 29th the same year.
  • August 16
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On August 16, 2022, Pennsylvania governor signed an executive order against conversion therapy. While not a full on ban, it forbids providers from receiving any government funds or reimbursement for such practices and offers ways to denounce any providers who partake in it.
  • August 3
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On August 3, 2022, Vietnamese Health Ministry published a document saying that homosexuality is not disease and that conversion therapy to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity was illegal. It is currently not clear what the consequences of partaking in the practice will be, if any.
  • August 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    The Ukraine Constitution written in 1996 defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. However, the country’s president Zelensky stated that Ukraine’s government may allow civil partnerships for same-sex couples in the future.
  • July 28
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the state’s 1976 Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Such includes protection in sectors including employment, housing, education and public accommodations.
  • July 26
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    New legislation only allows intersex persons identified as male or female at birth to request a change to “I.”
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some protections for intersex children under The Children Act 2022. The law requires intersex children to be treated with dignity and have equal access to basic services like medical treatment and education, in addition to social protection services as a special need. It also requires the accommodation of intersex children in child protection centers and other facilities.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    The Children Act 2022 states that “The Principal Registrar shall take measures to ensure correct documentation and registration of intersex children at birth.” There's also an amendment to the Births and Deaths Registration Act which states that the Register “shall include details of an intersex child and intersex person.”
  • July 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On June 16, 2022, Constitutional court ruled prohibition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The court ordered the Slovenian Parliament to bring legislation in line within six months, although the ruling would take effect immediately after publication. On October 18, 2022, the National Assembly passed the bill enshrining same-sex marriages and adoption in law. The Act Amending the Family Code came into effect on January 31, 2023.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    On June 16, 2022, Constitutional court found ban on adoption by same-sex people unconstitutional. The court ordered the Slovenian Parliament to bring legislation in line within six months, although the ruling would take effect immediately after publication. On 18 October 2022, the National Assembly passed the bill enshrining same-sex marriages and adoption in law. The Act Amending the Family Code came into effect on 31 January 2023.
  • July 7
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    In July 2022, the Central District Court declared marriages conducted in Israel through an online civil marriage service established by the U.S. state of Utah, including same-sex unions, as legally valid in Israel. This decision eliminated the necessity for same-sex couples to travel abroad for marriage. The Supreme Court upheld this ruling in 2023, this ruling allowed same sex couples to marry in Israel.
  • July 5
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Per Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court ruling
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    As a result of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court's ruling that decriminalized sodomy, references to sex in the constitution were interpreted to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories against discrimination. "In giving a liberal and purposive interpretation to section 14(3) of the Constitution the reference to “sex” ought not to merely reference a physical gender. Such an approach would be too linear and restrictive. The reference to “sex” would necessarily encompass concepts such as gender identity, sexual character, and sexual orientation. It would be self-defeating to the constitutional provision if the notion of sex were to be separated from matters of sexual orientation and sexual identification since the concept of sex as a physical gender carries with it a perception of how people identify and are oriented even in those instances when the identification and orientation are stereotypical or traditional in nature."
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The high court of Justice for Antigua and Barbuda ruled that sections of the Penal Code that made consensual same-sex intimacy illegal were unconstitutional, and void, therefore legalizing homosexuality since 2022.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Supreme court July 2022 ruling made age of consent equal.
  • July 1
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    ‘Don’t say gay’ inspired law going to affect mississippi schools starting in the 2022-23 school year.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    Public Schools are now required to not mention anything lgbt related, especially at elementary schools, a law very similar to what florida is doing along with some other southern states.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    Schools are no longer allowed to mention anything related to lgbt.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    AL HB322 mandates that: An individual or group of individuals providing classroom instruction to students in kindergarten through the fifth grade at a public K-12 school shall not engage in classroom discussion or provide classroom instruction regarding sexual orientation or gender identity in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards. The State Board of Education shall adopt rules for the implementation and enforcement of this section. It was signed by Gov. Kay Ivey on April 7th 2022 and will go into effect on the first day of the third month following said signature.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    Florida HB 1557 bans discussions of sexuality and gender identity in public schools. It also prohibits districts from withholding information from parents unless they believe it may result in abuse/neglect. It also mandates parents to screen any health questionnaires before the school year begins. Districts that violate this policy can be sued for statutory damages and court fees. As of 2023, it was expanded to 12th grade. There were also numerous other changes to the bill.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Switzerland approved same-sex marriage with a national referendum.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    On July 1st, 2022, Slovenia removed the ban and will now vet donors according to how risky their sexual behavior is, regardless of their sexual orientation.
  • June 30
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Spanish law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, and "any other personal or social condition or circumstance.” in employment and provision of goods and services. A comprehensive anti-discrimination bill, called the Zerolo Law, was passed by the Cortes Generales on 30 June 2022.
  • June 26
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Vermont-born residents can change their gender marker to an X on their birth certificate.
  • June 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    On June 23 2022, a judgement passed to allow trans individuals to modify their gender marker without proof of surgery. Non-binary options absent.
  • June 17
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Starting June 17 2022, Quebecers can change their gender marker to an X on their birth certificate, free of charge and with no consulting required. They can also be classified as a parent rather than a mother or father on their child's birth certificate. Since March 4th, 2024, non-binary people can also request the X gender marker on their health cards and driver's licenses.
  • June 13
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Veracruz after the legislature approved a reform to the Civil Code on June 13, 2022. The reform passed with 38 votes for and four against.
  • June 7
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Congress of Hidalgo prohibited conversion therapies , it will also punish this practice with up to 3 years in prison.
  • June 6
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes ambiguous.
    Recognized in immigration documents.
  • June 2
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    With 33 votes in favor and seven abstentions, a reform was approved to punish up to three years in prison for those who implement conversion therapy.
  • June 1
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent of 16 years is equal for everyone.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (limited rights).
    Civil unions recognized by courts in Latvia with limited rights.
  • May 26
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Despite not having same-sex marriage, Croatia allows joint adoption for same-sex couples. This follows a six-year legal battle which was finally settled when the High Administrative Court rejected an appeal by a government ministry against an earlier ruling by the Zagreb court. The ministry can no longer appeal this verdict.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    With 20 votes in favor and four abstentions, the State Congress prohibited conversion therapies in Baja California, by adding Chapter XII called Crimes Against Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression.
  • May 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Montana will no longer amend sex markers on birth certificates, unless biological sex was "marked wrong" at birth.
  • May 12
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Persons over 18 years of age qualified for all acts of civil life may, from now on, request the Civil Registry Offices of Natural Persons to change and record their first name and gender in the birth record to adapt them to their self-perceived identity. , regardless of judicial authorization.
  • May 11
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The amendment, introduced in the context of the bill on the "Personal Doctor", introduces a ban on so-called "treatments or conversion practices", ie methods aimed at changing or suppressing the sexual orientation, the gender identity or expression of an LGBT+ individual. The amendment, however, does not include adults who, as stated in Parliament, can undergo conversion therapy with their consent. There is also no mention of people practicing these therapies other than specialists, leaving a legal loophole for spiritual leaders and priests. The LGBT+ organizations protested and demanded the inclusion of all the above
  • May 10
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    In May 10, 2022 the Greek Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris submitted an amendment to the bill for the “personal doctor”, based on article 1 of which institutes the prohibition of practical conversions to vulnerable individuals by professionals. With the term "professionals" the amendment defines those who receive remuneration to proceed with such "treatments", leaving a legal gap in practices e.g. of the Church, such as exorcism or other covert practices, which do not involve remuneration. Also, the term "vulnerable" means minors or those who are under legal assistance. At the same time, the provision prohibits professionals from inviting, promoting or advertising conversion practices performed by themselves or other third parties, professionals or not. Violation of the law in addition to the prescribed disciplinary and administrative sanctions, will be punished with imprisonment and a fine, while the repeated commission of the above act constitutes an aggravating circumstance.
  • May 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The restrictions were removed.
  • April 29
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    A new and modern measure was authorized by the Corregedoria-Geral (CGJ) of Rio Grande do Sul. From now on, notaries will accept non-binary gender in civil birth registration.
  • April 23
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The determination is pioneering since it allows the change in an administrative way, just going to a notary and requesting the change, without the need for a lawsuit.
  • April 20
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    There is no criteria specifically preventing MSMs from donating blood in Cyprus as of April 2022.
  • April 19
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (6-month deferral).
    MSMs face a 6-month deferral in order to donate blood.
  • April 18
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Amazonas such as in another states.
  • April 14
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    The authorities almost completely banned the Internet in Turkmenistan
  • April 11
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Since April 11th, 2022, the United States allows people to have an X gender on their passports at a national level. Other IDs are still dependent on state laws.
  • April 6
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The legislators of the Jalisco Congress voted in favor of the prohibition of Conversion Therapy in Jalisco.
  • April 5
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Rio de Janeiro such as another states.
  • April 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Amended Act No.111 of 2003 requires for transgender people to change their legal gender, (1) be at least 18 years of age, (2) not currently married, (3) no child less than 18 years, (4) infertile (no gonads or persistent lack of gonadal function), (5) and has a body which appears to have genital parts of those of the opposite sex. And also requires medical certificate by two or more psychiatrist. On October 16th 2023, a Japanese transgender man won his case in court to allow him to change his legal gender without sterilization. The law was deemed unconstitutional. It remains to be seen what changes will be made to the law and when they will come in effect.
  • March 28
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    On March 28, 2022, the deferral period has been reduced to four months.
  • March 17
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Banned for sexual orientation only, not gender identity.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Conversion therapy on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal however this does not extend to gender identity.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Banned for sexual orientation only, not gender identity.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    United Kingdom banned conversion therapy for sexual orientation only, not gender identity. Wales is however looking at banning the practice entirely, including for gender identity.
  • March 16
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In all of France.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In 2022, France removed the deferral period for gay and bi men donating blood, replacing it with a new policy that applies to all donors, regardless of sexual orientation.
  • March 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    LGBT+ marriage Legal
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Since March 10, 2022, joint parenthood of same-sex couples is legal after the entry into force of Law 21,400 on Equal Marriage, which explicitly guarantees non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for custody purposes, filiation and adoption whether or not the couples are married or whether or not they had their children through assisted human fertilization In addition, the motherhood of transgender women and the fatherhood of transgender men are recognized on the birth certificates of their children.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Chilean president has signed into law a bill that was approved by the Congress legalizing same-sex marriage.
  • March 8
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Article 131 of the Labour Code protects sexual orientation discrimination in Employment Since 2006. In 2022, A Domestic Violence Act was passed protecting LGBT couples.
  • March 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled that non-binary people should be able to choose an X instead of having to put male or female on their official documentation. Also, in August 2023 Colombia began allowing an X to be put on passports
  • February 25
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    The ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2022, said in an interview that no one is banned from serving in the military because of their sexual orientation. Quote "According to our Constitution, no one can be discriminated against for any reason." indicates that discrimination based on any reason in Kazakhstan is illegal according to the constitution, the same applies to military service. Since transgenderism is not classified as a mental illness in this country, trans people have legal rights to serve in the military, just like any other citizen.
  • February 22
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    It was revealed in May 2018 that 8 same-sex couples were filing adoption applications. According to a 2017 survey by the National Council to Prevent Discrimination, 44% of the Nayarit population supported adoption by same-sex couples. In February 2022, a government official confirmed that same-sex couples are permitted to adopt.
  • February 19
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    With 112 affirmative votes and 8 opposed votes, the Parliament of New Zealand passed the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Act, banning conversion therapy on February 15, 2022, which took partial effect on February 19, 2022, with the remaining protections for those over 18 with "decision-making" capacity where "serious harm" has not been caused will take effect on July 19, 2022.
  • February 16
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    The Kuwaiti Constitutional Court has overturned Article 198 of the Penal Code, which criminalized “imitation of the opposite sex”, because it violates Article 30 of the constitution that guarantees personal freedom. However, there's still censorship of LGBT issues under Article 21 of the Press and Publications Law (Law No. 3) (2006), which prohibits the publication of anything that would insult public morals. This law was extended to include online publications under the Law Regulating Electronic Media (Law No. 8) (2016). In August 2023, Kuwait and Lebanon banned the 'Barbie' movie, claiming it "promoted homosexuality."
  • February 14
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Health Ministry banned medical professionals from conducting conversion therapy.
  • February 2
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Article 2.27 of the Civil Code allows any non-married person to change legal gender if this is medically possible. The second paragraph states, however, that the procedures for changing gender should be led according to a separate law. The Parliament and the Government of Lithuania refuse to take any actions on adopting such a law after it lost the case of L v. Lithuania in the European Court of Human Rights in 2007. Since then, gender change has become possible only with a court's decision and sex reassignment surgery. It was proposed to eliminate this provision in 2009, and once again in 2013. In April 2017, the European Court of Human Rights ruled, in A.P., Garçon and Nicot v. France, that it is discriminatory and a human rights violation to require transgender people to undergo surgery to alter their official documents. Subsequently, two Lithuanian trans men were allowed by Lithuanian courts to change their gender on their official documents without them undergoing surgery beforehand. Lithuanian LGBT groups are now calling on future legislation scrapping the requirement for surgery to be introduced. Effective from February 2, 2022, transgender individuals within Lithuania who want to change their legal name and/or sex can do so legally without sex reassignment surgery under new justice regulations. However, trans people who wish to change their name on official documents will still have to obtain a certificate from a Lithuanian or EU healthcare establishment of “diagnosed transgenderism”
  • February 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    As of February, Oklahoma does not correct gender markers on birth certificates anymore.
  • January 26
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The National Assembly approved the new law unanimously, voting 142-0 on Tuesday evening.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    French law applies.
  • January 25
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    According to French laws.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    As part of France
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    As part of France
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    In all of France
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    According to French laws.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    According to French laws
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    In all of France
  • January 13
    Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    In January 2022, by a unprecedented court order a same-sex couple legally adopted a child in Taiwan. The Legislative Yuan is yet to codify within legislation the recent court ruling (based on a 2019 "partial" adoption law).
  • January 10
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In January 10, 2022 the Greek Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris, and the Deputy Minister of Health, Mina Gaga signed the determination of the content of the "Blood Donor History". In the new form, sexual orientation is disconnected from the criteria that must be met by prospective blood donors.
  • January 7
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Conversion therapy in Canada is banned nationwide under bill C-4(44-1) which recieved Royal Assent on December 8th 2021 and went into effect 30 days after on January 7th 2022. Two previous legislative attempts failed.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    It is currently not available to change your gender and only two people in Suriname have ever been able to because of exceptions. Although they were able to change it, this does not make it legal. In January 2017, the Eerste Kantongerecht (one of 3 Courts of First Instance in Suriname) granted a transgender woman the right to have her gender formally changed with the Central Bureau of Civil Affairs and ordered the registry to officially change her registration to reflect her amended status. The Association of Pentecostal Churches in Suriname (VVPES) and the Suriname Islamic Association (SIV), which had protested against and opposed the right to recognize a gender change, indicated they would "accept the verdict". In February 2017, the Central Bureau of Civil Affairs formally appealed the court ruling. In January 2022, the Suriname Court of Appeal ruled in favor and ordered the gender change on the birth certificate of the transgender woman who had undergone sex reassignment surgery in 2009.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned since 2022
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    since 2022 without abstinence
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned since 2022
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned since 2022
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Kenya National Standards for Blood Transfusion Service guideline published by Kenyan Ministry of Health in 2022 does not include specific ban on blood donation by MSMs.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Since 2022, LGBT people are allowed to serve in the military
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    LGBT discrimination in employment in Zhambyl Oblysy is illegal
  • January
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    In April 2022, a lawmaker introduced a bill to criminally ban conversion therapy.
  • January 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    In September 2021 it was announced that gay and bi men would legally be able to donate blood after a deferral period of 4 months. It was stated to be effective from January 2022, but has yet to be effectively enforced.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Currently it is de facto not possible to change the legal gender. The law requires surgery and sterilization, which was ruled illegal under EU court. Due to a lack of standards and regulations as of November 18, 2022, healthcare facilities in Slovakia are refusing to treat transgender patients, forcing them to travel abroad for care.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    law passed outlawing lgbtq discrimination in most public places.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Change of sex is legal though there are now specific laws concerning the matter. In 1993, the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland stated that a change of sex should be "irreversible"; many judges interpreted it as the person had to go under surgery. In 2012, the Federal Department of Justice and Police via its Federal Office for Civil Registration released a statement about how transsexualism should be handled by cantonal Register offices. The FOCR stated that the Judges and Authorities should cease to oblige a person to go through forced sterilisation in order to have their sex change recognised. Furthermore, a person is granted to choose his or her gender according to his or her social gender and not anymore according to his or her biological gender.
  • December 30
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legalized in 2021.
  • December 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On 20 December 2021, the Secretary General of Government, Libia Dennise García Muñoz, issued an official directive addressed to officials of the state civil registry that, effective immediately, same-sex couples can marry in the state.
  • December 17
    Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Under the looming threat from Russia, on Friday December 17, 2021 new legislation was enacted that requires women to register for military service, if they are deemed medically fit for military service, are between the ages of 18 and 60, and work in specific professions. In the event of a major war, this expanded reserve of women would be mobilized as part of the national reserve to serve in a broad range of military specialties. According to earlier legislation, women in certain professions were already required to register for military conscription. However, the recent revision of the law regulating Ukraine's military reserves dramatically expanded the number of professions that qualify for mandatory registration with the armed forces. Now women who are librarians, journalists, musicians, veterinarians, and psychologists, among many other professions, are required to register for military service. Oleksandra Ustinova a member of Ukraine's national parliament stated, "...in [the] current situation, the decision to educate as many people as possible to hold arms and to be ready to serve seems a good one. All able-bodied male citizens from ages 20–27, must serve either 18 months in the navy or one year in all other services. After serving out the term of service Ukraine's conscripts become part of the inactive reserve and are eligible to be recalled for mobilization until they reach age 55 or age 60 for officers. Only 23 countries allow Trans Military service, Ukraine is not one of them
  • December 16
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (6-month deferral).
    Deferral was lowered to 6 months.
  • December 9
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Article 134A of the Penal Code (2000), amended by Law No. 1,482 (2011), criminalizes discrimination based on "sexual orientation", while Article 136C (3) and (4) increases the penalty if such discrimination is committed by public servants or during the provision of public services. These provisions prohibit discrimination based on “sexual orientation” in general terms and therefore apply to employment. Article 136C (6) also includes the reason for denial or restriction of employment rights as an aggravating circumstance. Added to the previous factor we have the SU440-21 decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court. The Colombian Supreme Court "Corte Constitucional de Colombia" ruled on December 9, 2021 based on decision SU440-21 that trans people in Colombia cannot be discriminated against due to their gender identity when receiving financial pensions from the State, despite the ruling of having as its object the receipt of financial pensions from the State, the sentence in its paragraph 55, section III makes it clear that the principle by which this decision was taken is that gender identity is protected by the general constitutional clause of article 13 of the Constitution of Colombia, making clear that discrimination based on gender identity is prohibited in other areas, which includes discrimination in housing and employment. The Colombian Ministry of the Interior released a presidential decree in spring 2016 that provides a broad policy of procedural obligations for government institutions and territorial entities in relation to LGBTI rights. The document calls for the creation of an Intersectoral Commission to Guarantee the Rights of the LGBTI Community (Spanish: Comisión Intersectorial para la Garantía de los Derechos de la comunidad LGBTI). The decree specifically addresses the rights of LGBTI Colombians in public education, health care, prisons and as victims of armed conflicts. The text clarifies that “national entities cannot refuse to recognize that a same-sex couple can form a family and, consequently, enjoy the constitutional protections and equal opportunities provided to other families”. [26] In May 2018, President Juan Manuel Santos issued an executive decree ordering the Ministry of the Interior to continue guaranteeing the rights of LGBT people in the social sector, namely in health, education, work, housing, recreation, sport and culture, as well as establish support programs. Therefore, this decree serves as a prohibition of housing and employment discrimination at the state level, reinforcing previous jurisdiction and legislation.
  • December 7
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned in all of Canada
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned in all of Canada
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned through all of Canada
  • December 2
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Estonia has put in place a 4 month deferral period for MSMs in place of its life-time ban.
  • November 11
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Legislature of the Oaxaca Congress established that anyone who forces a person to receive a conversion therapy will be punished with jail.
  • November 2
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Michigan Secretary of State permits individuals to request a ‘Nonbinary (X)’ sex designation on their state ID and driver’s license.
  • November 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    (ADI) 4.275
  • October 28
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes varies by region.
    Censorship became "other punishment" in the state of Texas, and in Florida Govt. DeSantis wants to ban LGBT topics from being discussed in schools. Generally, LGBT Topics are considered under the Free Speech Clause. Due to the nature of the current laws, and state decisions such as in Florida; "Varies by region" is the best indicator to use.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    Numerous schools and libraries in Texas have been instructed to terminate or remove books with topics that, "make students feel uneasy". The topics under fire include (but are not limited to) lgbtq characters, same-sex relationships and gender discussion. Teachers that ignore this law could be fired.
  • October 25
    Conversion therapy becomes varies by region.
    Currently in the Philippines there is one region that has put a ban on conversion therapy- Bataan.
  • October 21
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    "A Namibian court has found that the constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation."
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    "A Namibian court has found that the constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation."
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    "A Namibian court has found that the constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation." Section 139 of the Labour Act of 2004 repealed the Labour Act of 1992 which in Section 107 prohibited sexual orientation discrimination.
  • October 19
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Congress of the State of Tlaxcala approved a reform that prohibits and punishes with up to 4 years in prison conversion therapies.
  • October 15
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Justice of Alagoas recognized for the first time a non-binary person. The decision allows a person registered with a male name and gender, but who does not recognize themselves as male or female, to have a new birth certificate, without gender. Coordinator of the Itinerant Justice project, Emanuella Porangaba highlighted that the sentence will serve as a basis for future requests from non-binary people. “Fenix was the first, certainly not the last person to fall into this situation. The judiciary has already taken the first step and is open to accepting these fair and dignified claims that grant citizens the fullest citizenship, which until then this was mitigated”.
  • October 6
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes no censorship.
    Utah has no active laws on censorship of LGBT topics.
  • October
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    From October 2021, gay and bisexual men can donate blood, regardless of when they last had sex. Israel no longer quarantines MSM blood and treats all donors equally, requiring no extra screening beyond the standard process.
  • September 28
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Congress of Colima approved reforms to the state Penal Code to sanction whoever imparts, promotes, offers, applies, finances, submits or forces, with or without profit, another to receive conversion therapies . People who break the law will be sentenced to two to five years in prison and will receive 50 to 100 hours of work in favor of the community. This crime may be prosecuted ex officio.
  • September 26
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    The new law of same sex marriage for Switzerland also guarantees adoption rights for same sex couples.
  • September 24
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal with restrictions.
    On September 24, 2021, new guidelines were introduced. Men in monogamous relationships with men can donate blood with no deferral. However, men who have sex with men outside of a monogamous relationship still face a 4 month deferral.
  • September 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 1988, with surgery requirements and two psychiatric diagnosis certificates. Since 2021, no surgery requirements case by a Taiwan court ruling
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The congress of Sonora has voted to legalize same sex marriage.
  • September 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The congress of Querétaro approved to legalize same sex marriage.
  • September 15
    Serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Homosexuality is Illegal.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes imprisonment as punishment.
    It is illegal and punishable by death to be homosexual in Afghanistan. Taliban is censoring LGBTQ+ topics because LGBTQ+ is illegal under Islamic Sharia Law.
  • Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    As homosexuality is punishable By death in Kandahar , So Kandahar doesn't have age of consent for LGBTQ+.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Homosexuality is Illegal.
  • September 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal with restrictions.
    People who are in a monogamous same sex relationship can now donate blood without deferral.
  • August 25
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Yucatán Congress voted unanimously for prison sentences of up to three years for anyone administering conversion therapy treatment. Those who administer therapy on minors can be faced with up to six years of prison sentences.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Yucatán Congress passed the marriage equality bill in a 20-5 vote margin.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Zacatecas Congress approved banning and sanctioning conversion therapies or ECOSIG (Efforts to Correct Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) almost on a par with Yucatan.
  • August 24
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide, expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide, expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide; expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide; expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide; expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide; expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide; expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide; except in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide; expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Nationwide; expect in some states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    The Superior Administration of the Public Defender's Office of the State of Tocantins (DPE-TO) requested the Internal Affairs Department of Justice of Tocantins the regulation to include the "non-binary" gender in the civil registry for those who do not identify as female or male. However, for the moment, the government only recognizes intersex people as per federal legislation.
  • August 16
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Blood donation criteria brought in line with UK rules, after being delayed since June 2021.
  • August 15
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Homosexuality is Illegal.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Nationwide.
  • Equal age of consent becomes ambiguous.
    Homosexuality is Illegal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Under the Taliban rule.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Changing Gender is Haram in Islam.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    Under Taliban rule.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Nationwide.
  • August 6
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Act was revised to ban any therapy that attempts to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • August 5
    Serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Homosexuality is Illegal.
  • August 3
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Under Chilean Law.
  • July 23
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Recognized in Piauí such as in another states.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    Intersex children have to be registered with an "unknown" gender on their birth certificate, has per the National Justice Council ruling. This means that Brazil at least recognizes intersex people federally. However in some states, non-binary people can also have the same registration.
  • July 21
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Decree in place since july 21th of 2021 as of Presidential Decree N ° 476/21. Recognizing identities outside the male and female binomial by incorporating the nomenclature "X" in the National Identity Document as an option, for all people who do not identify themselves as male or female.
  • July 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    In July 2020, the Parliament of Montenegro passed a bill to recognise life partnerships for same-sex couples and started recognising them in July 2021. The law also applies in Kološin.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On July 15, The governor of Minnesota signed an executive order restricting conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth in the state.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (limited rights).
    On July 1, 2020, the Parliament of Montenegro passed a bill to recognise life partnerships for same-sex couples and started recognising them in July 2021, some laws need to be amended in order to give more rights to life partners
  • June 30
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel declared unconstitutional a state law requiring sex-reassignment surgery to change the sex designation on a birth certificate.
  • June 28
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Government of Baja California Sur approved the 'Trans Identity Law' that prohibits conversion therapies and allows gender self-determination.
  • June 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The legalization of same-sex marriage was approved in a unanimous vote in Sinaloa, however, a number of lawmakers abstained to vote.
  • June 14
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Donors of any gender will be asked about their recent sexual activity, and those who have only had one sexual partner within the last 3-months will be eligible to donate.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Donors of any gender will be asked about their recent sexual activity, and those who have only had one sexual partner within the last 3-months will be eligible to donate.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The 3-month deferral for MSM has been dropped in England, Wales and Scotland. Instead, donors of any gender will be asked about their recent sexual activity, and those who have only had one sexual partner within the last 3-months will be eligible to donate. Northern Ireland is due to follow suit with these changes in September 2021.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In line with England and UK.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In line with UK rules.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Donors of any gender will be asked about their recent sexual activity, and those who have only had one sexual partner within the last 3-months will be eligible to donate.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Donors of any gender will be asked about their recent sexual activity, and those who have only had one sexual partner within the last 3-months will be eligible to donate.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The 3-month deferral for MSM has been dropped in England, Wales and Scotland. Instead, donors of any gender will be asked about their recent sexual activity, and those who have only had one sexual partner within the last 3-months will be eligible to donate. Northern Ireland is due to follow suit with these changes in September 2021.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On June 14, 2021, Michigan governor signed an executive order to prohibit the use of state and federal funds for conversion therapy practiced on minors. The state is looking at implementing a total ban.
  • June 12
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Across the State as of June 2021 gender marker X was signed by Governor Hochul, The bill was first introduced in 2004, It was sitting in congress until 2021 then they made a motion to pass it. Assembly Bill A5465D, Gender Recognition Act.
  • June 8
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On June 8, 2021, the Administrative Rules Committee voted to prohibit licensed social workers from practicing conversion therapy to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. This doesn't prevent religious leaders or non-licensed counselors from practicing it, however.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Under a section titled “Physical and Mental Health Professionals”, justice Venkatesh said healthcare professionals should offer support to LGBT+ people “who are facing stigma and discrimination from society”. However, he also prohibited “any attempt to medically ‘cure’ or change the sexual orientation of LGBTIQA+ people to heterosexual or the gender identity of transgender people to cisgender.” Justice Venkatesh also ordered the National Medical Commission, the Indian Psychiatric Society and the Rehabilitation Council of India to revoke the licence of any professionals who involve themselves “in any form or method of conversion ‘therapy'”.
  • June 7
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On 7 June 2021, in delivering the verdict on this case, Justice N Anand Venkatesh prohibited Conversion Therapy with India becoming only the 2nd country in Asia to ban conversion therapy behind Taiwan
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Nationwide.
  • June 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    New article 27a "Discrimination in Housing" was added to the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On June 1, 2021, Wisconsin governor signed an executive order prohibiting state and federal funds being used for conversion therapy which aims to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity. Cities like Milwaukee and Lacrosse also have a complete ban on conversion therapy.
  • May 3
    Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    Not applicable since same-sex sexual relationships are illegal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland (4 months).
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of Finland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since May 3, 2021, the deferral period has been reduced to four months.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    The Sexual Offences Bill (2019), first tabled in 2015, criminalises sexual activity between persons of the same gender.
  • May 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (6-month deferral).
    A proposal was made for a 6-month deferral for MSMs by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare as early as 2006.
  • May
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    While making gender marker change on birth certificates available to transgender individuals, an X gender marker option was also added for non-binary individuals.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Ohio's birth certificate law was struck down in December 2020 and judged discriminatory against transgender individuals. Thus, Ohio-born citizens will now be able to modify their gender marker. There is no specific requirement to modify the gender marker, since each court will have their own ruling, but it is advised that their requirement be as accessible as possible.
  • April 23
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Since 2021, Law on the recognition and protection of the rights of people in mental health care (Law 21.331) (2021) prohibits mental health professionals from diagnosing patients based on their sexual identity or orientation. In March 2023, the Ministry of Health issues Circular B2 No. 6 instructing all individual and institutional health providers, both public and private, the prohibition of the implementation of "conversion therapies" for not be valid clinical practices. It also states that diagnoses of mental health status cannot be based on criteria biasedly related to sexual orientation or gender identity and gender expression. The Senate approved the bill that modifies and strengthens Law No. 20,609, which establishes measures against discrimination, adding as arbitrary discrimination any act, practice and/or medical, psychological, psychiatric treatment or of any other nature that aims to modify the sexual orientation or gender identity and expression of a person or a group of people.
  • March 16
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Nationwide
  • March 6
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Prince Edward Island residents can change their IDs and birth certificate to a gender neutral marking.
  • March
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned by passing of Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Same sex couples banned from adopting.
  • February 26
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Legalized in every state.
  • February 17
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Same-sex sexual activity was decriminalized in Bhutan on February 17, 2021.
  • January 31
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since January 31, 2021, the deferral period has been reduced to three months.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since January 31, 2021, the deferral period has been lowered to three months.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since January 31, 2021, the deferral period has been reduced to three months.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since January 31, 2021, the deferral period has been reduced to three months.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since January 31, 2021, deferral time has been reduced to three months.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since January 31, 2021, the deferral time for MSMs has been reduced to three months.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    As of January 31 2021, Australian Red Cross’s Lifeblood service requires a 3-month deferral.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Reduced to 3-months on Jan 31, 2021.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since January 31, 2021, the deferral period has been reduced to three months.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Since January 31, 2021, the deferral period has been reduced to three months.
  • January 26
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    On January 26, 2021 the biden administration made it so transgender individuals can openly serve in the military, 10 years after don’t ask don’t tell was repelled.
  • January 25
    Serving openly in military becomes varies by region.
    Biden administration overturns Trump administration's policy against transgender people serving in the military, however, Texas govt. Greg Abbot kept the ban in place for his state.
  • January 14
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Donors of any gender will be asked about their recent sexual activity, and those who have only had one sexual partner within the last 3-months will be eligible to donate.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In Australia sexually active LGBT people are unable to donate blood unless they abstain from sex for three months. Since 2021, the deferral period within Australia was reduced from 1 year to 3 months without PrEP. In June 2023, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved a submission from Australian Red Cross Lifeblood calling to remove most sexual activity ineligibility criteria for plasma donors.
  • January 1
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes fine as punishment.
    The government has passed laws banning LGBTQ+ topics from schools. It also made stores wrap books with LGBTQ+ content in them in a wrapper. By law there cannot be any LGBTQ+ content containing books near 200 meters of schools or churches. This law has been enforced before.
  • January
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    LGBTQ Discrimination is illegal in all 50 states as of 2021, however states have different laws. Equality Act was passed in 2021-2022 season of House and Senate
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Article 212 of the Penal Code bans acts of discrimination based on all settings
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes gender identity only.
    According to ILGA: Since 2021, Article 7 of Law on Promotion of Access to Formal Employment for Transvestites, Transsexuals and Transgender Persons (Law No. 27,636) expressly prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of "gender identity and gender expression".
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Article 212 of the Penal Code criminalises acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, health, education and in the provision of goods and services.
  • January
    Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    Cambodian national law does not recognize same sex marriage. Some provinces have begun recognizing lesbian partnerships as marriages. As of June 2021, same sex relationship recognition offering limited legal rights known as "declaration of family relationship" was available in 68 Communes.
  • December 16
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    From December 16, 2020, the rules changed, and now Gay men can donate blood under the same conditions as the rest of the population.
  • December 15
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Although same-sex couples cannot adopt jointly, adoption by individuals is illegal regardless of sexual orientation or partnership status. Stepchild adoption is only available for married (different-sex) couples.
  • December 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Since 2020, legal cases have set precedent for civil unions in Bolivia after a gay couple has achieved a legally recognized civil union. Only one civil union has been recognized ever since. The couple, together for more than 11 years, took their case to court. While the Bolivian Constitution still does not contemplate same sex unions, the couple argued successfully the prohibition violated international human rights standards and constituted discrimination under Bolivian law.
  • December 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    12 month deferral periods were dropped to 3 months across multiple categories of donor, including MSMs.
  • November 20
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Florida government passed “negative law” protecting conversion therapy from any bans.
  • October 30
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The 2020 Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Employment, among other areas.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The 2020 Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Housing, among other areas.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    On October 27, 2020, the Parliament of North Macedonia adopted a new Law on Prevention and Protection from Discrimination, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in all areas.
  • October
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Arizona residents can change their gender marker to an X on their driver's license, provided they can show a government issued ID with the same marker.
  • October 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Same-sex marriage was ruled to be incompatible with the Catholic Church, however same-sex civil unions were favored by Pope Francis.
  • September 4
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    There has never been a formal ban on the military service of trans people in the Argentine Armed Forces. And in 2021, following decree Law No. 721, military service for trans people began to be encouraged through a system of positive discrimination that began to reserve 1% of all military service vacancies for trans people.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Civil Partnership Law, 2020
  • September 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Pursuant to rule 7(1) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Sentencing Guidelines) Rules (2019), adopted by the Commonwealth of Dominica under Statutory Instrument No. 3 (2019), Practice Direction 8E No. 1 (effective 1 September 2020) includes under Section 5(j) the crime of murder motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation among the exceptionally serious crimes that could lead to the imposition of life imprisonment for the perpetrator.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since September 1, 2020, Transgender individuals will just need “appropriate clinical treatment” to change sex on a birth certificate - under recently passed and signed laws by both the Virginia General Assembly and the Governor of Virginia cutting red tape.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Pursuant to rule 7(1) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Sentencing Guidelines) Rules (2019), adopted by Saint Kitts and Nevis under Statutory Rules and Orders No. 26 (2019), Practice Direction 8E No. 1 (effective 1 September 2020) includes under Section 5(j) the crime of murder motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation among the exceptionally serious crimes that could lead to the imposition of life imprisonment for the perpetrator.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Pursuant to rule 7(1) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Sentencing Guidelines) Rules 2019, adopted by Antigua and Barbuda under Statutory Instrument No. 49 (2019), Practice Direction 8E No. 1 (effective 1 September 2020) includes under Section 5(j) the crime of murder motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation among the exceptionally serious crimes that could lead to the imposition of life imprisonment for the perpetrator.
  • August 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    In August 2020, the Kansas Human Rights Commission announced that it will investigate and resolve cases alleging discrimination on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing and public accommodations.
  • August 13
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Health Leislation Ammendment Act of 2020 modified the Public Health Act of 2005 to make conversion therapy illegal. Penalties are up to 18 months in jail for attempting to change or suppress a person's sexual orientation or gender identity using practices such as aversion therapy, hypnotherapy and psychoanalysis.
  • August 5
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    The Employment (Prevention of Discrimination) Act protects against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.
  • August 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Transgender people are allowed to redefine their gender legally in Kyrgyzstan, but require undergoing sex reassignment surgery. The first such surgery was performed in Bishkek in January 2014.
  • July 31
    Conversion therapy becomes varies by region.
    Some states have banned conversion therapy. Nationwide ban pending.
  • July 23
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Pennsylvania residents can change their gender marker to X on their state IDs and driver's licenses.
  • July 18
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling. Full discrimination protection in state employment. As well as full discrimination protection in city of Charlottesville. Sexual orientation discrimination protection Only in the Alexandria. As well sexual orientation in the county of Arlington.
  • July 14
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Illinois-born citizens can change their gender marker to X on their birth certificate. X gender marker will be available on driver's licenses in 2024.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Maine-born residents can ask for an X gender marker on their birth certificates and IDs.
  • July 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Hawaii residents can self-identify as non-binary on official forms and ask for an X gender marker on state IDs.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law sweeping legislation in most counties that not only protects the rights of lgbtq Virginians in employment and accommodations but also expands the ability of plaintiffs to sue in Virginia state court.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Since 2020, an amendment to Article 261 bis of the Criminal Code (1937) penalises discrimination based on "sexual orientation" in the provision of goods and services. Article 261 bis of the Criminal Code was amended to include “sexual orientation” in the provision that criminalises public denigration, discrimination, or incitement to those actions, as well as the public dissemination of ideologies that aim to systematically denigrate or defame members of a protected group.
  • July
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    5 years in prison for the first offense. Third time offenders are punishable by life in prison.
  • June 29
    Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Serving openly in the military is legal for LGB people, but Transgenders are yet to achieve this. Not a single African country including this one allows trans military service
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexual acts are not criminalized.
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Age of consent is unequal as the age of consent for homosexuality is 21.
  • June 24
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Law for the Protection Against Conversion Treatments (KonvBehSchG) bans providing, arranging and advertising conversion therapy. Conducting conversion therapy on minors, or persons of legal age is those whose consent was obtained without their volition, is also explicitly banned. Providing, arranging or advertising conversion therapy is punishable by a fine up to €30,000. Carrying out conversion therapy on a minor, or an adult whose consent was obtained without their volition, is punishable by up to a year of imprisonment or a fine.
  • June 18
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    In 2020, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled to not issue revised birth certificates anymore, but simply cross out the old gender marker and write the new one under it. This makes transgender people easily identifiable.
  • June 15
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally by a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally by a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally by a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally by a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protected federally by a Supreme Court ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    As of June 15th, 2020 the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal under Title VII the Civil Rights Act of 1964, classified as sex discrimination. As of June 15, 2020, all persons working for employers that employ more than 15 people are protected from discrimination based solely on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity via the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    LGBTQ Discrimination rights are protected federally under Supreme court rulling in 2020, however states still are obligated to their own laws. Meaning states can still pass protection laws or not. Arkansas has no known protections.
  • June 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Under Indian Laws.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unregistered cohabitation.
    The Uttarakhand High Court acknowledged that cohabitation and "live-in relationships" are protected by law.
  • June 2
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes no censorship.
    No censorship.
  • June 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    1-year deferral reduced to a 3-month deferral in line with other UK regions (at the time).
  • May 28
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    The only protection against discrimination in Employment in this period existed in the Labour Law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    On 14 May 2020, Constitutional Court of North Macedonia repealed the Law on Prevention and Protection from Discrimination on procedural grounds, meaning that LGBT people were no longer protected in Housing.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    On 14 May 2020, Constitutional Court of North Macedonia repealed the Law on Prevention and Protection from Discrimination on procedural grounds, meaning that LGBT people were no longer (explicitly) protected group. The only protection existed in laws that prohibited discrimination in certain areas of life and mentioned sexual orientation or gender identity as a basis.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    On International Transgender Day of Visibility 2020 Hungary's parliament submitted a bill to amend the definition of sex to match sex at birth, making it impossible for individuals to change their legal gender. On January 31st 2023, the Constitutional Court of Hungary issued a ruling that will continue to block new applications from transgender people for legal gender recognition.
  • May 26
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption was legalized for gay couples when gay marriage became legal. Single individuals (whether gay or straight) have been allowed to adopt equally before then.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica has been legal since May 26, 2020 as a result of a ruling by the Supreme Court of Justice. Costa Rica was the first country in Central America to recognize and perform same-sex marriages.
  • May 8
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The Supreme Court has ruled that the blood donation ban is unconstitutional in May of 2020.
  • May 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Same birth laws that allowed gender change without GRS.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Amended birth certificate laws.
  • April 28
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Manitoba residents can opt for a gender neutral marker on their IDs or birth certificates, or decide to remove the marker altogether.
  • April 20
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • April 17
    Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Current Adoption Laws (Law No. 6486/Law No. 1136) do not explicitly prohibit single people from adopting regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, Paraguay has declared itself a "Pro-Family and Pro-Life" country and they do not allow and ignore adoptions requested by LGBTQIAP+ people.
  • April 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (limited rights).
    Civil unions with limited rights, the law is inspired by the French model of PACS. Same sex couple now have inheritance, health rights and some tax rights, but their tax are not equal to married couples
  • April 2
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA three-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers in Washington follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA three-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    The FDA announced changes to blood donor eligibility policy on 2nd April 2020, reducing the MSM deferral period from 12 months to 3 months, it is not legally binding but most agencies and the American Red Cross treat it as such.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In July 2019, Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn announced that the deferral period would be reduced to four months of abstinence from 2 April 2020.
  • March 31
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    There is now an option to have “X” written for the gender mark on your license.
  • March 11
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes no censorship.
    The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered a consent decree that declares South Carolina’s 1988 discriminatory anti-LGBTQ curriculum law unconstitutional and bars its enforcement.
  • March 3
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Virginia becomes first southern state to ban gay conversion therapy.
  • March
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In March 2020, the life-time ban was reduced to a 4 month deferral period.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    A four month deferral is in place following Denmark's decision.
  • February 11
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Law was changed to allow trans people to apply through the Family Court under section 28 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationship Registration Act 1995. Currently through the Family Court, you are required to provide 'supporting evidence' of some form of medical treatment, which does not have to be surgery but may be.
  • January 27
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Connecticut residents can select an X for their gender marker on IDs and driver's licenses.
  • January 21
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Utah is the 19th U.S State to ban conversion therapy.
  • January 13
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland came into force on 13 January 2020.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    illegal since 2020
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    illegal since 2020
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    As of 2020, same-sex couples could not legally adopt children in North Korea.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    Indiana no longer allows X gender markers on official IDs.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Rule 5 CCR 1006-1 states that Colorado citizens can update their birth certificate and driver’s license to include their correct gender information.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Jude’s Law lets a person who does not identify as male or female to check an ‘X’ box on a Colorado issued driver’s license or identification. This law also allows for a new birth certificate with the correct information to be issued to the individual.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In 2020, the 12-month deferral period was scrapped completely, no restrictions have been placed since.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes ambiguous.
    While there is legislation in Hungary that calls for LGBTQ+ censorship in schools, it’s unenforced and Ignored by the Hungarian Populace. No one has been fined from this lore as of now
  • (date unknown)
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Psychologists are arguing with the government that conversion therapy should be banned. No law actually has been in place by the Albania government. Albania has not made a comment to ban conversion therapy
  • January
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes gender identity only.
    There are currently only protections for Gender Identity for Housing.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes gender identity only.
    In India, there is only protections in employment for gender identity.