Maps and charts

Recognition and protection of homosexuality, 2018

Source: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association,


For the past 40 years, the NGO known as the ILGA has been bringing national and local organizations together by issuing information and appeals for the application of LGBTI rights. Based on their data, these two maps show the major differences in legislation and protection in countries where homosexuality is legal. It is mainly in Europe, North America, and certain South American countries that these rights are most comprehensive (civil union, marriage and adoption) and protected (notably in the context of combating hate crime or incitement to hatred).


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