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.
Are you religious? If so do you have a religious community in ZIMBABWE? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?
I am not out at my religious community
I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will
I am out, and the community condemns me
I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community
I do not have a religious community, but I want one
11/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Bulawayo24 News is reporting that five men were arrested in Domboshava near Harare on allegations of "being gay and committing acts of sexual immorality." The men are currently being detained at Domboshava Police Station awaiting trial. >>>
20/04/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Statements by President Robert Mugabe castigating gays and lesbians at the burial of Menard Muzariri at the National Heroes Acre on Thursday 14 April are nothing new and only serve to reinforce our call for constitutional protection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersex people that has been met with state sponsored homophobia of alarming levels. >>>
04/10/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
ON the first of August 1995, President Mugabe made a remark that the world will never forget after he came across a stall set by the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe (GALZ) at the annual International Book Fair in Harare.
“I find it extremely outrageous and repugnant to my human conscience that such immoral and repulsive organisations, like those of homosexuals, who offend both against the law of nature and the morals of religious beliefs espoused by our society, should have any advocates in our midst and elsewhere in the world,” President Mugabe said.
Predictably, there was a massive outcry from the west in an attempt to change President Mugabe’s stance on gays, but the great African leader refused to be deterred as days later at the country’s Heroes celebration, he beamed his most famous anti-gay sentiment.
“It degrades human dignity. It’s unnatural, and there is no question ever of allowing these people to behave worse than dogs and pigs. If dogs and pigs do not do it, why must human beings? We have our own culture, and we must rededicate ourselves to our traditional values that make us human beings.
“What we are being persuaded to accept is sub-animal behaviour and we will never allow it here. If you see people parading themselves as lesbians and gays, arrest them and hand them over to the police,” said the President.
20/07/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has joined the bandwagon of homophobic leaders after she recently condemned homosexuality as “taboo and satanic”. Addressing a gathering in Mashonaland Central at a handover ceremony of foodstuffs in an Orphanage at Madziwa Business Centre, the first lady, not to be outdone by her husband, used the opportunity to divert people’s attention from the main purpose of the event.