Ivory Coast

While male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal, age of consent differs and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections as heterosexuals.

Same-sex sexual acts have never been criminalized within the Ivory Coast, a former French colony, unlike in other former British colonies in the area.


Male to male relationships: Legal

Female to female relationships: Legal

Age of consent: Different for heterosexuals and homosexuals

More on the law of Ivory Coast at ilga.org

Social climate / Legal incidents

Read more about the sociale climate for LGBT people in Ivory Coast in this article at ilga.org

LGBT organizations/networks

Alternative Côte d’Ivoire was founded in 2010 and is an NGO fighting homophobia and promoting healthcare for sexual minority groups. The organisation is also striving for the self-fulfilment of its members through the launch of two exclusively gay and lesbian nightclubs in the Ivorian capital. The contact details of the organisation can be found here: http://ilga.org/directory/en/detail?o_id=5478






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