Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: 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.
Are you LGBTI in the military of MALAWI?
Yes, but not out
No, I was discharged because of my sexual orientation
One of the earliest indications that Joyce Banda was going to be a very different president from her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, was her suggestion - soon after coming to power - that her government would review Malawi's anti-gay laws. While pleasing some key donors and making headlines, the new policy did not find many backers in Malawi. And the question now is whether - six months down the line - President Banda remains committed to promoting and protecting the rights of Malawi's gays and lesbians. >>>
Only when a gay couple, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, decided to come out in the open and become engaged in December 2009 did a blanket of silence lift from Malawi society around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Malawi authorities arrested the two, causing an international outcry. >>>
Behind The Mask correspondent, Melissa Wainaina, speaks to Bruce Tushabe from Manrela+ (the Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living With and Personally Affected by HIV Aids) to see their stance on homosexuality in Malawi. >>>