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In the 18th century, the Khoikhoi people recognised the terms koetsirewhich refers to a man who is sexually receptive to another man, and soreguswhich refers to same-sex masturbation usually among friends. LGBT citizens were not expressly mentioned in the previous Constitution, ratified in The new Constitution of does make some general provisions concerning human rights, freedom, equality and tolerance that may apply to all citizens, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Article lists persecution on the basis of sexual orientation as a crime against humanity, on par with slavery, wilful manslaughter, genocide, rape, forced mutilation and others. At the time, Iris Angola had about members. Indeed, such acts were viewed as a remedy for impotence, to improve soil fertility or as a transfer of knowledge. For instance, article bans threats against someone or a group of people on account of their sexual orientation, among others, with 1-year imprisonment and a fine of up to days.

On the rare occasion that politicians and other government officials have dealt with LGBT people or rights, their policies have reflected prevailing attitudes.

For example, the Constitution stipulates that the Government will work to secure equal rights and opportunities for all citizens, irrespective of, among other things, “any other form of discrimination”.

Sexual practices between men were also part of initiation rituals. The punishment for death threats is doubled. LGBT rights in Africa.


There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples in Angola. Additionally, sinceemployment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation has been banned. Views Read Edit View history. In the s, a German anthropologist named Kurt Falk published his research on Agolano tribes, which included some acceptance of homosexuality and bisexuality. These values peenal mores do shape public policy. One of the most popular musical artists in Angola is transgender woman Titica.

The three major political parties have not formally addressed LGBT in their respective party platforms. Similar individuals exist in neighbouring ethnic groups; they are known as kimbanda among the Kimbunduquimbanda among the Kongo and jimbandaa among the Lovale people.

Inthe unofficial commitment ceremony of a same-sex couple was treated as “shameless” and “abominable” in the national news magazines. Anal intercourse and sexual relations between women also occurred, though more rarely. Illegal legalization pending [1]. MSMs allowed to donate blood.

However, she still suffers frequent attacks in Angola, most of which are carried out based on the Bible.

The Code is expected to be discussed in the parliamentary year. There is no specific law which allows transgender people in Angola to change their gender marker on their official documents and passports.

Angola com novo Código Penal ainda este ano

Retrieved 4 April Articles 70 and 71 of the Penal Code of contains a vaguely worded prohibition against public immorality and acts considered “against nature”. Despite prevailing conservative attitudes, Angola is listed as one of Africa’s least homophobic countries.

Some LGBT people in Angola have reported being harassed by people who believe that they are immoral, and the Angola Government allegedly refused to accept the Israeli ambassador because he was gay. In Maythe National Assembly approved a new penal code, which does not outlaw consenting same-sex sexual activity, though it has yet to go into effect.


One of these groups, Iris Angola, received official and legal recognition by the Angolan Justice Ministry in June Same-sex sexual acts were regarded as having medical effects in these societies. Now, it has to go to parliamentary committees.

She is part of the very popular rap-techno fusion music style known as kuduro. Retrieved from ” https: Among the Herero peopleerotic friendships known as oupanga between two people, regardless of sex, were common, and typically included anal intercourse okutunduka vanena. Ovimbundu men who behave, act and dress as women are known as chibadi or chibandaand historically would marry other men.

Yet, signs of more liberal attitudes do exist. Prevailing social attitudes about sexual orientation tend to reflect traditional Catholic and Protestant values concerning human sexuality and gender roles.

Votação do novo Código Penal angolano novamente adiada

Additionally, multiple other articles, including articles 71, angolaho,andoutlaw incitement to hatred, hate speech, defamation and hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation with varying degrees of punishment. Angolan law prohibits “acts against nature”, though this law has seldom been enforced.

This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The new Penal Anglano does not contain provisions outlawing same-sex sexual activity in private. On 18 Maythe Parliament approved the draft in a second vote by a vote with six abstentions.