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Mayo 17, día mundial contra la homofobia.

Maps | sexual orientation laws

Every year, along with the State-Sponsored Homophobia report, ILGA publishes also maps of sexual orientation laws in the world. Starting from 2016, a single overview map has evolved into a unique set of maps to separately chart where criminalisation, protection and recognition laws are enacted.
A useful tool for LGB human rights defenders, these images expose the arbitrariness of persecutory laws, and starkly indicate the absence of positive law in most parts of the world.
In this section:
  • Maps
  • Charts
  • DatasetEDIT – Countries with marriage equality stand at 22, and not at 23 as stated in the maps. During our research phase, we wrongly considered Slovenia as a country with marriage equality, while only civil partnerships apply at the moment. We are amending our report and maps to reflect this shortly.

Download the 2017 maps

in English: Overview | Criminalisation | Protection | Recognition
in Spanish: Mapa general | Criminalización | Protección | Reconocimiento
in French: Vue d’ensemble | Criminalisation | Protection | Reconnaissance
in Russian: Overview | Criminalisation | Protection | Recognition
in Arabic: Overview | Criminalisation | Protection | Recognition
in Chinese: Overview | Criminalisation | Protection | Recognition
Looking for previous editions of the map? Click here
Click on the images below to open maps as images, or click on the links above to download them in .pdf at high resolution.

Download the 2017 charts

These overview charts illustrate comparative situations of various regions of the world.
in English: Africa | Americas | Asia | Europe | Oceania
in Spanish: África | Americas | Asia | Europa | Oceanía
in French: Afrique | Amériques | Asie | Europe | Océanie

Download the 2017 dataset

Click here to download the ILGA sexual orientation legal dataset (May 2017)
Previous datasets: 2016