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SIERRA LEONE

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

Your Views

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.

Does SIERRA LEONE recognize your same-sex marriage from another country?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

No (100%) Yes, but as an unequal civil union (0 %) Yes, but as an equal civil union (0 %) Yes (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in SIERRA LEONE...
(user currently living in BELGIUM) posted for gay readers on 29/08/2013
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My name is Linus Bassie, born in the 03rd of May 1996 in Freetown Sierra Leone, West Africa. I met with a guy by the name of Sean Adams who gave me a better life.
26 July 2013, Sean, Peter and I were relaxing at Lumley beach when the beach boys harassed and beated us, they took Sean personal belongings such as ( Phone, money, cameras, nechless and other jewelleries. When the policemen came, we were perceived to be gay, they arrested us saying we were going to imprisonment for life with hard labor. On the way to the station the beach boys started pelting stones ans stick at us during that process the policemen avoid the stoning and Sean and I ran into his boat.
Sean save my life by taking me out of Sierra Leone, promised to take me to his country but we get stock at Brussels airport. Sean keep me waiting saying he is going to present our document to the immigration officers and I waited all night, the morning I asked the border control officer for protection.
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(user currently living in BELGIUM) posted for gay readers on 29/08/2013
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My name is Linus Bassie, born in the 03rd of May 1996 in Freetown Sierra Leone, West Africa. I met with a guy by the name of Sean Adams who gave me a better life.
26 July 2013, Sean, Peter and I were relaxing at Lumley beach when the beach boys harassed and beated us, they took Sean personal belongings such as ( Phone, money, cameras, nechless and other jewelleries. When the policemen came, we were perceived to be gay, they arrested us saying we were going to imprisonment for life with hard labor. On the way to the station the beach boys started pelting stones ans stick at us during that process the policemen avoid the stoning and Sean and I ran into his boat.
Sean save my life by taking me out of Sierra Leone, promised to take me to his country but we get stock at Brussels airport. Sean keep me waiting saying he is going to present our document to the immigration officers and I waited all night, the morning I asked the border control officer for protection.
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