Sexual Orientation Laws in the World

On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, celebrated every May 17 since 1990, CartoVista decided to take a closer look at this issue with a worldwide map. The aim of this map is to confirm that progress is far from being sufficient and that we must continue to promote awareness and prevention actions to fight against homophobia, lesbophobia, biphobia and transphobia. This map is articulated around 4 essential elements:

Laws about sexual orientation in the world (2019 data).

In this theme, CartoVista has analyzed the laws concerning homosexuality in the world, as many countries still condemn it, while others accept it for women only. In addition, using data from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, CartoVista has created a map that looks at the protection against discrimination (which can go as far as the death penalty) against the LGBT community.

The legality of same-sex marriage (2019 data).

With this theme, CartoVista has mapped the countries that allow same-sex marriage, the countries that plan to do so soon, those that accept civil recognition and those that consider it illegal. In addition, a chronological map is also present in this theme, which allows to quickly see the progress of this societal theme.

The legality of same-sex adoption (2019 data).

CartoVista has also created a theme with the countries that allow same-sex adoption, by only one parent or those where it is possible in only certain regions of the country. At the same time, the chronology also explains the progress of this right in the world.

Europe Ranking (2019 data)

Finally, with this theme, CartoVista showed the 2019 ranking of the index of respect and protection of LGBT by European countries. This ranking is made by the association Rainbow Europe which works in collaboration with ILGA.


Rainbow Europe