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
08/05/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Following the first court appearance on Friday, 15 April, 2011 at the Lobatse High Court, the controversial case of activist, Caine Youngman, of the lesbian, gays, bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBiBo) who is suing the Government of Botswana over the penal code clause which criminalises homosexuality, is set to be heard again on 13 May 2011, this after LeGaBiBo’s lawyers asked for extension so that they can finalise their paper work. >>>
25/04/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Justice Zibani Makhwade of Lobatse High Court has ordered Botswana Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) to file further particularities in a case in which homosexuals and lesbians are challenging sections of the law outlawing their sexual orientation. BONELA has been ordered to file its affidavits by May 13th. >>>
25/02/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Members of the gay community are taking the government to court to challenge the constitutionality of its anti-sodomy laws. BONELA Director Uyapo Ndadi confirmed in an interview with The Gazette that they would challenge Section 164 of the Penal Code that criminalizes same sex relationships. It is understood that gays want the provision to be declared unconstitutional. >>>