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SOUTH AFRICA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Recognized on national level
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes

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.

Has your LGBTI family been affected by your sexual orientation in SOUTH AFRICA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

No (71%) Yes, my partner and I have been discriminated against (28%) Yes, my children have been discriminated against (0 %) Yes, we have all been discriminated against (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 SOUTH AFRICA...
Federico (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for readers in response to this story on 10/10/2013
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Okay, here's what I think.I'm not a scientist or a <a href="http://lxysuol.com">psohcolygist</a> or anything, but I've had plenty of friends say they're joining the other team. I think it's a pride thing. You know, a man hurts a woman's pride by breaking up with them or they've been abused by a man and they look for consolation anywhere they can get it. A lot of the time, they'll use others of their gender to console them.I don't believe chemicals in the brain have anything to do with your orientation. I think it all has to do with your view of life. Of course, I'm not your normal person, so I could be wrong.Anyway, it's a mind-thing. Both genders do it, and that's just how it is.
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Federico (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for readers in response to this story on 10/10/2013
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Okay, here's what I think.I'm not a scientist or a <a href="http://lxysuol.com">psohcolygist</a> or anything, but I've had plenty of friends say they're joining the other team. I think it's a pride thing. You know, a man hurts a woman's pride by breaking up with them or they've been abused by a man and they look for consolation anywhere they can get it. A lot of the time, they'll use others of their gender to console them.I don't believe chemicals in the brain have anything to do with your orientation. I think it all has to do with your view of life. Of course, I'm not your normal person, so I could be wrong.Anyway, it's a mind-thing. Both genders do it, and that's just how it is.
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