LGBT rights in Djibouti

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LGBT rights in Djibouti Djibouti
Same-sex sexual intercourse legal status Legal[1]
Military service No
Discrimination protections No[2]
Family rights
Recognition of
Adoption No[3]

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Djibouti may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.

Laws regarding same-sex sexual activity[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Djibouti.[1]

Living conditions[edit]

The U.S. Department of State's 2015 Human Rights Report found that "there were no known reports of societal violence or discrimination based on sexual orientation. Societal norms did not allow for the public discussion of homosexuality, and persons did not openly acknowledge having a homosexual orientation."[4]

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes (Always legal)
Equal age of consent Yes (Always equal)
Anti-discrimination laws in hate speech and violence No
Anti-discrimination laws in employment No
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No
Same-sex marriage No
Recognition of same-sex couples No
Step-child adoption by same-sex couples No
Joint adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military Emblem-question.svg
Right to change legal gender Emblem-question.svg
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No
MSMs allowed to donate blood No

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2013.
  2. ^ "DJIBOUTI" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2011.
  3. ^ (in French) Djibouti
  4. ^ DJIBOUTI 2015 Human Rights Report