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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?
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In Tuvalu, same-sex relations between men are criminalized, although the law has reportedly not been enforced in recent years. The Labour and Employment Relations Act of 2017 prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, although LGBTIQ people in Tuvalu may still face social stigma for their identities. Tuvalu recognizes gender diversity in pinapinaaine, or pina, who are assigned male at birth and may adopt traditionally feminine gender expressions and roles in society. In 2011, Tuvalu joined over 80 countries in signing the United Nations "joint statement on ending acts of violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
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