LGBT rights in Equatorial Guinea

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LGBT rights in Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal
Gender identity/expression -
Recognition of
Adoption -
Military service Unknown if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly
Discrimination protections None

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Equatorial Guinea may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Equatorial Guinea, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available as opposite-sex couples.

Laws regarding homosexuality

Homosexuality is legal in Equatorial Guinea.[1][2]

Recognition of same-sex relationships

Same-sex couples have no legal recognition.

Discrimination protections

There is no protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

See also


  1. Homosexuality laws around the world,
  2. Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 45. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.


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