Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Is your healthcare affected by your sexual orientation or gender identity in ZIMBABWE?
Yes, it is more expensive
Yes, I was dropped from my insurance plan
My coverage is different because of my sexual orientation
No, my healthcare is the same
08/10/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
The Zimbabwean government has authorised security agencies to have wide-ranging access to personal information about everyone in the country who has a telephone or Internet access, effective Oct. 1. Human rights defenders and legal experts say the new regulations violate Section 57 of the new Zimbabwean constitution, which guarantees citizens the right to privacy.
Those with the least power — such as the LGBTI community — fear they will bear the brunt of this change. >>>
28/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
As has become the norm, as soon as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was inaugurated for his seventh term in office, he resumed making scathing remarks against homosexuality. During his inauguration ceremony on Aug. 22, attended by thousands of people as well as African dignitaries Mugabe spoke at length about Zimbabwe, trade, the economy and international relations. Ironically, he also spoke about peace and the need to maintain peace before launching into a homophobic tirade describing same-sex marriage as “filthy. Let’s not offend nature.” >>>
13/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
HARARE - “Now the real fear is kicking in,” said one LGBT Zimbabwean after President Robert Mugabe claimed an election victory this week.
Mugabe, who has ruled the country for 33 years, earlier this week claimed a landslide victory after pledging “hell for gays” if he was elected. >>>
A Zimbabwean LGBT rights advocate told the Washington Blade during an exclusive interview in D.C. earlier this month he expects his country’s government to once again crack down on gay rights groups ahead of July’s presidential elections. >>>
A suspected gay couple, one of whom was wearing female apparel including a skirt, wig and blouse has been arrested in Kadoma. The couple confessed after a body search by policemen that one of them was not a "woman." The "woman" had to show male organs to prove that indeed he was a man after policemen indicated that they were summoning a female officer to do a body search. >>>
Pan Africa ILGA has joined civil society and human rights organisations to call for an immediate halt of police harassment, intimidation and use of excessive force on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Zimbabwe. >>>
17 May each year marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. As GALZ, we mark this day to reflect on the daily struggles of lesbian gay bisexual transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI) and their families in an environment where homophobia is almost institutionalized. >>>
Violet Gonda of The Zimbabwean speaks to the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe Programmes Manager for Gender, Fadzai Muparutsa. The discussion focuses on the recent reports of violence against the gay community and their struggle for basic human rights. Fadzai also talks about how gay victims of violence are often ridiculed by police officers after reporting an assault; and how even hospital staff mock them when seeking treatment. The discussion also looks at how minority issues are not taken seriously by both the ZANU PF and MDC leaderships. >>>