LGBT rights in Equatorial Guinea
|LGBT rights in Equatorial Guinea|
|Same-sex sexual intercourse legal status||Legal|
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 same-sex sexual activity
Recognition of same-sex relationships
Same-sex couples have no legal recognition.
The U.S. Department of State's 2010 Human Rights Report found that "there are no laws criminalizing sexual orientation; however, societal stigmatization and traditional discrimination against gay men and lesbians was strong, and the government made little effort to combat it".
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||(Always legal)|
|Equal age of consent||(Since 1931)|
|Anti-discrimination laws in hate speech and violence|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military|
|Right to change legal gender|
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood|
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- Homosexuality laws around the world, NationMaster.com
- EQUATORIAL GUINEA Archived 14 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 2016-10-17.