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Countries Where Homosexuality Is Criminalized


Countries Where Homosexuality Is Criminalized (Male and/or Female)

AFRICA

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burundi
Cameroon
Comoros
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Madeira
Malawi
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Melilla
Mozambique
Namibia,
Nigeria
SADR/Sahrawi Arab Dem. Rep.
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Somaliland
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tristan da Cunha
Uganda
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe

ASIA

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Brunei

Burma

Indonesia

Kiribati

Malaysia

Maldives

Nauru

North Korea

Pakistan

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Singapore

Solomon Islands

Sri Lanka

Tonga

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uzbekistan
EUROPE

Turkish Republic Northern Cyprus
Chechnya – Southern Province

MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA
Algeria

Iran

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Morocco

Oman
Palestine
Gaza

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Syria

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Yemen
THE AMERICAS and the CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago

This list is compiled by the Council for Global Equality in June 2011 from a variety of sources including advocacy organizations in the countries listed, the International Lesbian and Gay Association, Wikipedia, Leiden University’s Law School, and other government sources. Due to the rapidly changing legal landscape, there may be errors in this list, and it will change over time. If you have questions or new information to share about a particular country, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .