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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.

Have you been harassed or arrested in SOUTH AFRICA because of your same-sex relationship?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, it is against the law to be gay, lesbian or trans (0 %) Yes, but it is not against the law (0 %) Yes (0 %) No (100%)

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

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Sigrid (user currently living in GEORGIA) posted for readers in response to this story on 12/10/2013
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Sigrid (user currently living in GEORGIA) posted for readers in response to this story on 12/10/2013
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It probably has a lot to do with how old <a href="http://ptqxnxqyru.com">quntiionseg</a> seniors are. I am picturing, for example, 82-year-old widows who had been married to men their whole lives and are wondering if the intense relationship they seem to be having includes sexual attraction or not, a question possibly made more difficult to answer when dealing with diminished sexual urges overall.You twice mentioned letting them do things: [H]ow long do we let <a href="http://ptqxnxqyru.com">quntiionseg</a>' people live in denial ? If we just let them stay comfortable in their Q niche,' how can they ever feel good about themselves? How can they feel part of a community ? Our only alternatives to letting them do these things is to exclude them from the community or demand they make strong statements of gay identity, things I don't imagine you're advocating. I agree they should not live in denial and should feel good about themselves, and including them in our community activities is the only way they'll get there, no matter how late in life it happens to be.
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