State-Sponsored Homophobia report

State-Sponsored Homophobia report

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

Since its first edition, back in 2006, ILGA World’s State-Sponsored Homophobia has been a fundamental resource for those interested in accessing the core information on legislation affecting people on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Not only human rights defenders, but also civil society organisations, governmental and United Nations agencies, allies and media worldwide value the publication as one of the main sources of information on the issue.

The publication is accompanied by a series of maps and charts illustrating where criminalisation, protection and recognition laws exist.

State-Sponsored Homophobia report: latest edition


The latest update to the ILGA World’s State-Sponsored Homophobia report has been released on 15 December 2020.

Download the December 2020 ILGA World State Sponsored Homophobia report – Global Legislation Overview update
in English | in Spanish

Looking for the maps on sexual orientation laws in the world? Click here

The State-Sponsored Homophobia 2020: Global Legislation Overview Update was researched and written by Lucas Ramón Mendos, together with Kellyn Botha, Rafael Carrano Lelis, Enrique López de la Peña, Ilia Savelev and Daron Tan.

The report is released under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

Suggested citation: ILGA World: Lucas Ramon Mendos, Kellyn Botha, Rafael Carrano Lelis, Enrique López de la Peña, Ilia Savelev and Daron Tan, State-Sponsored Homophobia 2020: Global Legislation Overview Update (Geneva: ILGA, December 2020).

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