What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Pakistan? Let's take a look at some of the key equality indicators.
Is homosexuality legal in Pakistan?
No. Same-sex sexual encounters have been illegal in Pakistan since 1860.
Although officially an Islamic Republic, Pakistan derives most of its laws and legal system from its colonisation by the United Kingdom.
Are there any anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people?
No. There are no anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexuality.
There are some protections for Trans people.
Is there Marriage Equality in Pakistan?
No. There is no legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Pakistan?
Pakistan is a socially conservative country. Homosexuality is taboo and this forces most LGBTQ people to conceal their sexuality.
There is a long-standing cultural tradition of Trans or third-gender people within Pakistan.