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LGBTQIA+ Students in Botswana

Posted on October 14, 2020


Homosexual behavior is considered an "unnatural tendency" and can be punished with up to seven years of imprisonment. Although homosexual acts remain illegal, prosecution is rare and identifying as LGBTQIA+ is not illegal. Same-sex marriage is not recognized. However, intolerance has increased in the region over the last few years due to the homophobic statements of leaders in neighboring Namibia and Zimbabwe. Botswana's employment laws forbid workplace discrimination basis of a sexual orientation since 2010.

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