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Same-sex Relations for Men Legal Throughout the Country?


Same-sex Relations for Women Legal Throughout the Country?


Legal Gender Recognition Possible?


LGBTI Orgs Able to Register?


Actions Related to SOGI at the UN:

2016: Supported IE SOGI

2019: Supported IE SOGI

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Fiji has made progress on LGBTIQ issues in the last decade; however, LGBTIQ people still face barriers to full equality. Same-sex relations were decriminalized in 2010, and Fiji is one of few countries in the world to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in its constitution. Although Fiji does not have a law banning “conversion therapy,” it prohibits health professionals from attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation. Fiji has a traditional third gender population, known as the vaka sa lewa lewa, who were assigned male at birth and present themselves and/or identify as women, yet Fiji does not allow for legal gender recognition. Hate speech from politicians and religious leaders remains prominent. However, the LGTBIQ community is experiencing greater visibility and acceptance, particularly in urban centers.

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