Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Are you religious? If so do you have a religious community in ZIMBABWE? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?
I am not out at my religious community
I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will
I am out, and the community condemns me
I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community
I do not have a religious community, but I want one
08/10/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
The Zimbabwean government has authorised security agencies to have wide-ranging access to personal information about everyone in the country who has a telephone or Internet access, effective Oct. 1. Human rights defenders and legal experts say the new regulations violate Section 57 of the new Zimbabwean constitution, which guarantees citizens the right to privacy.
Those with the least power — such as the LGBTI community — fear they will bear the brunt of this change. >>>
28/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
As has become the norm, as soon as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was inaugurated for his seventh term in office, he resumed making scathing remarks against homosexuality. During his inauguration ceremony on Aug. 22, attended by thousands of people as well as African dignitaries Mugabe spoke at length about Zimbabwe, trade, the economy and international relations. Ironically, he also spoke about peace and the need to maintain peace before launching into a homophobic tirade describing same-sex marriage as “filthy. Let’s not offend nature.” >>>
13/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
HARARE - “Now the real fear is kicking in,” said one LGBT Zimbabwean after President Robert Mugabe claimed an election victory this week.
Mugabe, who has ruled the country for 33 years, earlier this week claimed a landslide victory after pledging “hell for gays” if he was elected. >>>
GALZ joins the nation in celebrating and honouring Zimbabwe’s men and women who sacrificed their lives to bring freedom for ALL. One of the reasons for the struggle for independence was to bring about equality for all before the law and GALZ strives to see this becoming a reality in present day Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that 95 per cent of voters in Saturday’s referendum voted for the new constitution, which received the support of the three main parties in the inclusive government. >>>
"It is our view that political leaders in Zimbabwe continue to pander to public prejudices against LGBTI individuals through public statements that justify the exclusion and abuse of anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex" >>>
A Zimbabwean LGBT rights advocate told the Washington Blade during an exclusive interview in D.C. earlier this month he expects his country’s government to once again crack down on gay rights groups ahead of July’s presidential elections. >>>
For Zimbabwe’s gay community, voting season is a time of dread. As political temperatures rise ahead of expected elections next year, gays and lesbians are being targeted by police in an apparent strategy to win over voters. >>>
A suspected gay couple, one of whom was wearing female apparel including a skirt, wig and blouse has been arrested in Kadoma. The couple confessed after a body search by policemen that one of them was not a "woman." The "woman" had to show male organs to prove that indeed he was a man after policemen indicated that they were summoning a female officer to do a body search. >>>
Pan Africa ILGA has joined civil society and human rights organisations to call for an immediate halt of police harassment, intimidation and use of excessive force on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Zimbabwe. >>>
17 May each year marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. As GALZ, we mark this day to reflect on the daily struggles of lesbian gay bisexual transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI) and their families in an environment where homophobia is almost institutionalized. >>>