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
22/03/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Normally tranquil Botswana has plunged into a fierce public debate about whether homosexuality is “un-African”, sparked by a new lawsuit against the country’s sodomy law. Wedged between liberal South Africa, which allows gay marriage, and conservative Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe regularly lambastes gays, Botswana has emerged as a testing ground for competing visions of African social values. >>>