“Laws on Us” report

“Laws on Us” report

What are the laws on us LGBTI people – the legal provisions affecting our communities across the world on the grounds of our sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics?

First released in May 2024, Laws on Us is the new flagship report by ILGA World. Together with the ILGA World Database, it follows in the footsteps of our previous landmark reports (namely, the State-Sponsored Homophobia and the Trans Legal Mapping Report) to equally look at legal developments impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex communities.

The report tracks development in eleven legal categories: the criminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts; restrictions to freedom of expression and association; prohibition of discrimination; hate crime law; prohibition of incitement to hatred, violence or discrimination; regulation of so-called ‘conversion therapies’; marriage equality and other forms of civil unions; adoption by same-sex couples; restrictions on interventions on intersex minors; and legal gender recognition.

Marking the culmination of a process to broaden the scope and depth of ILGA World’s legal documentary research, Laws on Us provides insights into the trends and evolution of regulations affecting the rights of LGBTI people. This valuable knowledge will help inform advocacy efforts, shape public discourse, and guide policy interventions. 

“Laws on Us” report: latest edition

The latest update to the ILGA World’s Laws on Us report has been released on 30 May 2024.

in English | in Spanish (coming soon!)

The 2024 edition of the Laws on Us report was written by Lucas Ramon Mendos and Dhia Rezki Rohaizad. The report is released under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

Suggested citation: ILGA World: Lucas Ramon Mendos and Dhia Rezki Rohaizad, Laws On Us: A Global Overview of Legal Progress and Backtracking on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sex Characteristics, 1st edition (Geneva: ILGA, May 2024)