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Laws against gay sex

In Tanzania, sex acts between men are illegal, and carry a penalty of 14 years in prison. Sex acts between women are not mentioned in Tanzanian law.

In Zanzibar, an autonomous island which is part of Tanzania, the law was changed in 2004 to clarify the legality of homosexual acts. While sodomy and "unnatural acts" were already illegal, the new law imposes a penalty of 25 years in prison for sex acts involving two males or seven years in prison for sex acts involving two women. A homosexual sex act with a minor carries a penalty of life in prison.[1] Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar is situated off mainland Tanzania Coordinates: Country Tanzania Islands Unguja and Pemba Capital Zanzibar City Settled AD 1000 Government  - Type semi-autonomous part of Tanzania  - President Amani Abeid Karume Area  - Both Islands  637 sq mi (1,651 km²) Population (2004)  - Both Islands 1... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... François Elluin, Sodomites provoking the wrath of God, from Le pot pourri de Loth (1781). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Protection based on sexual orientation

There is no protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · The Holocaust · Armenian Genocide · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Blood libel · Black Legend Pedophobia · Ephebiphobia Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Ku Klux Klan National Party (South Africa) American Nazi Party Kahanism · Supremacism Anti... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ...

Recognition of same-sex couples

Same-sex couples have no legal recognition.

LGBT life in Tanzania

Tanzania has no organized gay community. There are no gay bars, although there are places where gay men meet, and lesbians are even less visible than gay men.[2]

The traditional view of homosexuality assumes one man, the msenge, will play the role of a female (for money or because he is impotent, not because he wants to), while the basha, the dominant partner, is assumed to have relations with women as well as men. The msenge is more heavily stigmatized than the basha by Tanzanian tradition.[2]

In 2003, over 300 Tanzanians protested against the arrival of a gay tour group.[2]

In 2004, several Islamic groups in Zanzibar began an effort to cleanse the nation of activities it considered sinful, including homosexuality, which resulted in changes in the law which imposed harsher penalties for homosexual sex acts.[3] Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar is situated off mainland Tanzania Coordinates: Country Tanzania Islands Unguja and Pemba Capital Zanzibar City Settled AD 1000 Government  - Type semi-autonomous part of Tanzania  - President Amani Abeid Karume Area  - Both Islands  637 sq mi (1,651 km²) Population (2004)  - Both Islands 1... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


  1. ^ "Tanzania", Sodomy Laws. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lesbian and Gay Tanzania", gaytimes. Retrieved on 2007-02-12. 
  3. ^ Nyambura, Helen. "Secrecy, Stones and Insults: The Gay Life on Zanzibar", Reuters, 2004-11-08. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 



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