February 11, 2014

Laws aimed at LGBT community in the former Soviet Union

The sortable table below shows major laws aimed at the LGBT community in the 15 countries that once made up Soviet Union. The five categories are not intended to be comprehensive. Click on the column headers to sort the table.

Country Same-Sex Sexual Activity Legal LGBT Speech
Not Limited
Anti-Discrimination Laws Enacted Right to Change Gender
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Estonia
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
*
Russia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan **
Ukraine
Uzbekistan **

Sources: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association; Human Rights Watch

* These speech limits have not been enacted nationally, but have been passed by a dozen cities and localities.
** Ban on same-sex sexual activity only applies to men

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