Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Do you feel safe when gathering with other LGBTI people in public spaces in SIERRA LEONE?
No, there is no police protection
No, the police might harass us
No, owners of establishment won’t allow us to gather
12/09/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
| SIERRA LEONE
Until they had to flee the country to save their lives, George Freeman, Denzil Kargbo and Ephraim Bernard Wilson worked to halt the spread of AIDS in Sierra Leone.
They worked for years to educate LGBT people in Sierra Leone about the dangers of HIV / AIDS, but they had to stop that work when newspapers published their pictures and labeled them as homosexuals. Freeman was ambushed in his car by men on motorbikes who tried to kill him. >>>
Dignity Association says since the statement made by British Prime Minister and US Secretary of State on LGBT rights in Africa, Sierra Leoneans had been angered that their country is a donor dependent and being forced to accept LGBT people.
Some States retain colonial laws that criminalize same-sex sexual activity and non-normative sex and gender expression. In fact, some of these laws have been extended in the name of religion and culture >>>