Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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.
Do you feel safe when gathering with other LGBTI people in public spaces in BOTSWANA?
No, there is no police protection
No, the police might harass us
No, owners of establishment won’t allow us to gather
December 2012: Ms. Alice Mogwe, Executive Director of Ditswhanelo.
Ms. Mogwe was invited by UPR Info to speak at their UPR pre-session on Botswana held on 29 November. Ditswhanelo is one of the organisations which submitted an NGO joint report together with other groups, including the LGBT group LEGABIBO.She explains in the video how this engagement has been useful to advance human rights in Botswana. >>>
22/02/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Infuriated gays and lesbians of Botswana have fired back at Deputy Speaker of Botswana’s National Assembly Pono Moathlodi, who recently told a delegation on HIV prevention that he would “never tolerate” gays and lesbians, stating that he (Moatlhodi) must think thoroughly before speaking and evaluate the potential impact his utterances might have in the lives of other people. >>>
15/11/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
As the transgender movement rises across Africa and the world Botswana have formed their own transgender identity oriented organisation titled Rainbow Identity Association (RIA) aiming to offer support trans people whose identity was not recognised by the lesbian, gay and bisexual community as well as the general society as their programs excluded the trans community. >>>
24/09/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
“Standing for what you believe in is the only way to make people know who you are, the way you present your self is the way the people and the community around you will treat you” this is according to Prisca Mogapi who is popularly known as Skipper.