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


LGBT rights in Somalia fall under the scope of Somalia's federal laws. As such, homosexuality is illegal in the country and is punishable by imprisonment. In some parts of Somalia homosexuality is punished by death.



Male to male relationships: Not legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment or death penalty

Female to female relationships: Not legal

Marriage and substitutes for marriage: No law


More on the Somalian law at


Legal incidents



LGBT organizations/networks

None found as of July 2012





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