Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
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.
Have you changed government documents in SWAZILAND concerning your gender identity? How easy was the process?
I could change official documents easily
I changed official documents, but with much stress
I could not change my official documents
I have not tried to change official documents
Many Africans are opening up about their sexuality nowadays. The fact that many African countries criminalise same-sex unions means that in most instances, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTI) people have had to migrate to environments that accept them. This partly explains why in Southern Africa, LGBTI people have migrated to South Africa, whose progressive constitution allows same sex marriages. However, they have not been easily accepted due to xenophobia. >>>
17/08/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
The future of Thulani Rudd, a Swaziland lesbian arrested early this year following a mysterious death of her girlfriend Pitseng Vilakati, looks bleak as since she has since been in custody, has no legal representation and it is still unclear when her case will resume >>>