LGBT rights in Sierra Leone

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

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Sierra Leone face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Male same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Sierra Leone.


Laws against homosexuality

Male same-sex sexual activity is illegal with life imprisonment.[1]

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 1.2 Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 34. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.


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