Senegal is a West African country that is known for its conservative values. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in Senegal faces discrimination and harassment daily. In this article, we will be discussing the latest news on LGBTQ rights in Senegal.
A group of Senegalese lawmakers wanted to increase prison sentences for same-sex relations, even if the current Penal Code already criminalizes same-sex couples by up to five years in prison. Fortunately, the bill was rejected.
Although the situation for LGBT rights in Senegal is dire, things may be looking up for the community, like in Botswana. Check out our latest article on the progress of LGBT rights in Botswana to learn more.