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BANGLADESH

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Are lesbian, gay, and trans student groups allowed in BANGLADESH?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

No (50%) Yes (0 %) Yes, but students don’t have them (0 %) No idea (50%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in BANGLADESH...
(user currently living in THAILAND) posted for lesbian readers on 13/04/2010 +10
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Dear ILGA,
I am deeply shocked when i found on this website (http://ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/BANGLADESH/Law) that the female to female relation is legal in Bangladesh. I am a lesbian from Bangladesh and presently residing in Thailand. I lived in Bangladesh for more then 28 years and as an lesbian i can safely say the Bangladesh's Law do not approve same sex relationship.Then why ILGA stated that female to female relationship is legal.Please do reply.

For Reference "Under Section 377 of the civil penal code, homosexual sex acts are crimes punishable with deportation, fines and/or up to 10 years in jail, though some people have also received life imprisonment. The national law itself is rarely enforced, but there have been incidents of harassment by vigilante groups and the issuance of local fatwas against the LGBT community. In certain situations, Sharia law also influences the sentences imposed for same-sex relations".
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(user currently living in THAILAND) posted for lesbian readers on 13/04/2010 +10
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Dear ILGA,
I am deeply shocked when i found on this website (http://ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/BANGLADESH/Law) that the female to female relation is legal in Bangladesh. I am a lesbian from Bangladesh and presently residing in Thailand. I lived in Bangladesh for more then 28 years and as an lesbian i can safely say the Bangladesh's Law do not approve same sex relationship.Then why ILGA stated that female to female relationship is legal.Please do reply.

For Reference "Under Section 377 of the civil penal code, homosexual sex acts are crimes punishable with deportation, fines and/or up to 10 years in jail, though some people have also received life imprisonment. The national law itself is rarely enforced, but there have been incidents of harassment by vigilante groups and the issuance of local fatwas against the LGBT community. In certain situations, Sharia law also influences the sentences imposed for same-sex relations".
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