LGBT rights in Lesotho

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LGBT rights in Lesotho
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Male illegal,
female legal[1]
Gender identity/expression -

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Lesotho face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Male same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Lesotho, but female same-sex sexual activity is legal.[1]

Laws against homosexuality

Male same-sex sexual acts are illegal in Lesotho—a sharp contrast to South Africa, which completely surrounds the country.

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. 1.0 1.1 Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 22. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.


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