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State Sponsored Homophobia Report

Every year, ILGA publishes its State Sponsored Homophobia report, a world survey of sexual orientation laws.


First published in 2006, the publication is a fundamental resource in the hands of human rights defenders, civil society organisations, governmental and UN agencies, allies and media interested in accessing the core information on legislation affecting people on the basis of their sexual orientation.

the 2016 ILGA State Sponsored Homophobia report in English | in Spanish | in French | in Arabic | in Chinese

Download the ILGA State Sponsored Homophobia report dataset here

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The 2016 edition of State Sponsored Homophobia report was researched and written by Aengus Carroll and published by ILGA.

It is copyright-free, provided you cite both the author and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

Suggested citation: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association: Carroll, A., State Sponsored Homophobia 2016: A world survey of sexual orientation laws: criminalisation, protection and recognition (Geneva; ILGA, May 2016).