Information on the conditions for LGBT people in Burundi is very scarce.

Neither male to male nor female to female relationships are  legal in Burundi.


Male to male relationships: Not legal

Female to female relationships: Not legal

On 22 April 2009 the president of Burundi signed into law a revision of the Penal Code which for the first time in history includes a prohibition of same-sex relations. Article 567 now punishes such relations with up to two years imprisonment upon conviction.

More on the law of Burundi at ilga.org

Legal incidents


LGBT organizations/networks




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