ILGA World launches world map on sexual orientation laws in 20 languages


(Geneva, 27 June 2020) - In celebration of Global Pride, ILGA World launches its World Map on Sexual Orientation laws in 20 languages to make it accessible to even more members of our global family.

This map is supported by the data collected in State-Sponsored Homophobia 2019: Global Legislation Overview Update (published in December 2019) and incorporates some of the legal developments that took place since then, including civil partnerships in Monaco, marriage equality in Costa Rica, protection against discrimination in employment in all 50 states in the United States of America and the unfortunate repeal of the antidiscrimination law in North Macedonia.

We hope that this map will serve as a tool for advocacy in countries where English or Spanish (the two working languages of ILGA World) is not spoken and raise awareness on the global state of the law regarding sexual orientation in each country.

ILGA World would like to thank Ishmael Bahati, Patrick Berguer, Philipp Braun, Nate Brown, Julia Ehrt, Gabriel Galil, Ming Huey Wong, Dowha Kim, Paula Klik, Enrique López de la Peña, Grégory Macé, Akira Nishiyama, Daniele Paletta, Ilia, Yarinda Srisutat, Facundo Ortíz, Anh Vu Lieu, Leon Van den Berg and Björn Van Roozendaal for their assistance in translating the maps.


Download the ILGA World map on sexual orientation laws

The map is presented in two formats: a vectorized PDF file that can be used for printing in any size without any loss of quality
and a hi-res PNG file in case you wish to use it in any digital platform


ILGA World's Map in Arabic

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ILGA World's Map in Chinese (simplified)

CHINESE (simplified)
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ILGA World's Map in Chinese (traditional)

CHINESE (traditional)
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ILGA World's Map in Dutch

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ILGA World's Map in English

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ILGA World's Map in French

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ILGA World's Map in German

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ILGA World's Map in Italian

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ILGA World's Map in Japanese

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ILGA World's Map in Korean

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ILGA World's Map in Malay

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ILGA World's Map in Polish

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ILGA World's Map in Portuguese

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ILGA World's Map in Russian

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ILGA World's Map in Spanish

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ILGA World's Map in Swahili

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ILGA World's Map in Swedish

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ILGA World's Map in Tagalog/Filipino

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ILGA World's Map in Thai

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ILGA World's Map in Vietnamese

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