2023 in LGBT Rights

In 2023, there were 142 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 141 changes made and 21 in the following year. A total of 605 legal changes have been made so far in the 2020s.

  • 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.
  • 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.
    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