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
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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
28/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
In this hard-hitting reposte to BONELA, Pastor EMMANUEL OWOLABI notes that some states in America last year passed a law that allowed soldiers to have maximum sexual joy with horses, dogs and donkeys. Will such legislation of bestiality, he asks, become BONELA's next bus stop? Let us be mindful of the fact that although dogs are sexually reckless, male dogs do not mate with each other, neither do female dogs
29/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Caine Youngman and the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBibo) have decided to withdraw their case suing the government over the criminalisation of homosexuality to stratagise and consult with stakeholders. Because of the significance of this case, more time is needed to "bounce back in a more solid way." >>>
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. >>>
12/04/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
The controversial case of activist, Caine Youngman, who is suing the Government of Botswana over the penal code clause which criminalises homosexuality, will be heard this Friday, 15 April, 2011 at the Lobatse High Court before Justice Zibani Makwade. >>>