2022 in LGBT Rights

In 2022, there were 140 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 135 changes made and 143 in the following year. A total of 605 legal changes have been made so far in the 2020s.

  • 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.