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

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Age of consent is equal, regardless of sex. Homosexual acts have never been explicitly outlawed in the country's history.



Male to male relationships: Legal

Female to female relationships: Legal

Age of consent: Different for heterosexuals and homosexuals

More on the law of Congo at

More information

The study Landscape Analysis of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex People and Sex Workes in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of focus group discussions, surveys, and interviews conducted with LGBTI persons and sex workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its author positions personal experiences of LGBTI persons and sex workers in relation to legal framework, political context, and healthcare system in DRC.


Legal incidents



LGBT organizations/networks

None found as of July 2012




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