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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...
M S Kamara (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for intersex readers on 03/06/2013
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GAY RIGHTS ADVOCACY IN SIERRA LEONE

My work and activities with different local and international organisations raised my awareness about people’s rights, especially gay (homosexual) rights. There is no law that prohibits gay practice in Sierra Leone. Our politicians do not do a thing to promote gay rights.

The very few, like me, who are brave enough to advocate for gay right expose ourselves to persecutions, threats, attacks, provocations and ridicule.
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M S Kamara (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for intersex readers on 03/06/2013
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GAY RIGHTS ADVOCACY IN SIERRA LEONE

My work and activities with different local and international organisations raised my awareness about people’s rights, especially gay (homosexual) rights. There is no law that prohibits gay practice in Sierra Leone. Our politicians do not do a thing to promote gay rights.

The very few, like me, who are brave enough to advocate for gay right expose ourselves to persecutions, threats, attacks, provocations and ridicule.
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M S Kamara (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay lesbian readers on 03/06/2013
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GAY RIGHTS ADVOCACY IN SIERRA LEONE
My work and activities with different local and international organisations raised my awareness about people’s rights, especially gay (homosexual) rights. There is no law that prohibits gay practice in Sierra Leone. Our politicians do not do a thing to promote gay rights.

The very few, like me, who are brave enough to advocate for gay right expose ourselves to persecutions, threats, attacks, provocations and ridicule.

I became embolden in the fight for gay rights when David Cameron, the British prime minister issued a statement at a world summit to let African leaders support gay rights or risk losing funds from the UK Government. I realised that the advocacy for gay rights has reached international proportions. I intensified my gay rights activities but came under more pressure from people who hate gays.
I now realised why people and groups that try to advocate gay rights quickly abandon their programs and activities.
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(user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay lesbian readers on 03/06/2013
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All have the right to live
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