Countries

Asia

Bangladesh

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Life imprisonment

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Brunei

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
  • Criminalises the gender expression of trans people
  • Imposes the death penalty
Maximum punishment:

Death by stoning

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Malaysia

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
  • Criminalises the gender expression of trans people
Maximum punishment:

Twenty years imprisonment and whipping

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Pakistan

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Imposes the death penalty
Maximum punishment:

Death by stoning

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Sri Lanka

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
  • Criminalises the gender expression of trans people
Maximum punishment:

Ten years imprisonment and a fine

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Africa

Cameroon

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Five years imprisonment and a fine of 200,000 West African CFA Francs

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eSwatini

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sex between men
Maximum punishment:

Imprisonment

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Ghana

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Three years imprisonment

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Kenya

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Fourteen years imprisonment

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Malawi

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
  • Criminalises the gender expression of trans people
Maximum punishment:

Fourteen years imprisonment with corporal punishment

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Mauritius

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Five years imprisonment

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Namibia

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Unclear

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Nigeria

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
  • Criminalises the gender expression of trans people
  • Imposes the death penalty
Maximum punishment:

Death by stoning

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Sierra Leone

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Life imprisonment

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Tanzania

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Life imprisonment

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The Gambia

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
  • Criminalises the gender expression of trans people
Maximum punishment:

Life imprisonment

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Togo

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Three years imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 West African CFA Francs

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Uganda

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Life imprisonment

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Zambia

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Life imprisonment

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Pacific

Cook Islands

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sex between men
Maximum punishment:

Seven years imprisonment

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Kiribati

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Fourteen years imprisonment

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Papua New Guinea

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Fourteen years imprisonment

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Samoa

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Five years imprisonment

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Solomon Islands

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Fourteen years imprisonment

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Tonga

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Ten years imprisonment

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Tuvalu

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Fourteen years imprisonment

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Caribbean and the Americas

Dominica

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Twelve years imprisonment

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Grenada

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Ten years imprisonment

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Guyana

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Life imprisonment

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Jamaica

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
Maximum punishment:

Ten years imprisonment with hard labour

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Saint Lucia

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Ten years imprisonment

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Criminalisation:
  • Criminalises LGBT people
  • Criminalises sexual activity between males
  • Criminalises sexual activity between females
Maximum punishment:

Ten years imprisonment

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