Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide

Legend

Existing legal measures / documented practice
Criminalization / prosecution / discrimination under certain circumstances (see country section)
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No appropriate data
Listed elsewhere due to differing state situation
Only in parts of the country
CriminalizationProsecutionState-Sponsored Discrimination
Angola
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
Antigua
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Argentina
  • So-called Cross-Dressing, only in parts of the country
Existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Australia
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Azerbaijan
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Bahamas
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Barbados
  • So-called Cross-Dressing
Existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Belgium
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Belize
No existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Bosnia-Herzegovina
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Botswana
No appropriate data
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No appropriate data
Brazil
No existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Chile
  • Other
Existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Cook Islands
No appropriate data
No documented cases
No documented cases
Colombia
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
  • Trans Events, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Croatia
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No appropriate data
Cuba
No existing legal measures
  • Other, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases
Denmark
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Ecuador
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
  • Trans Events, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Egypt
No existing legal measures
  • So-called Cross-Dressing
Existing legal measures
No appropriate data
El Salvador
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
Fiji
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
France
  • So-called Cross-Dressing, only in parts of the country
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Germany
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Hong Kong
No existing legal measures
  • So-called Cross-Dressing, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases
Hungary
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Iceland
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
India
No existing legal measures
  • So-called Cross-Dressing, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Ireland
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Italy
  • So-called Cross-Dressing
  • GRT/GRS, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Existing legal measures
  • So-called Cross-Dressing, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases
Jamaica
No existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Japan
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Kazakhstan
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
  • Trans Events, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Kenya
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
No documented cases
Kiribati
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
Kosovo
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Kyrgyzstan
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Macedonia
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Mongolia
No existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Namibia
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
Netherlands
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
New Zealand
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Nicaragua
No existing legal measures
  • Other, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
  • Trans Events, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Nigeria
  • So-called Cross-Dressing
  • Other
Existing legal measures
  • So-called Cross-Dressing
Existing legal measures
  • Trans Organizations
Existing legal measures
Norway
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Papua New Guinea
No existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Philippines
No existing legal measures
  • So-called Cross-Dressing, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases
Poland
  • GRT/GRS, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases
  • Trans Events, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Puerto Rico
No existing legal measures
  • Other, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
  • Trans Events, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Russia
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Saint Vincent
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
Samoa
  • So-called Cross-Dressing
Existing legal measures
No appropriate data
No documented cases
Serbia
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Singapore
  • Other, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
  • Other, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases
Slovakia
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Slovenia
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Solomon Islands
  • Other
Existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No appropriate data
South Africa
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
South Korea
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Spain
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Suriname
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Sweden
  • GRT/GRS, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
  • GRT/GRS, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases
Switzerland
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Thailand
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
  • Employment
Existing legal measures
Tokelau
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
No appropriate data
Tonga
  • So-called Cross-Dressing
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
No documented cases
Trinidad & Tobago
  • Other
Existing legal measures
  • Other
Existing legal measures
No documented cases
Turkey
No existing legal measures
  • So-called Cross-Dressing
  • Other
Existing legal measures
  • Trans Organizations, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Uganda
No appropriate data
  • Other, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases
Uzbekistan
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
  • Trans Organizations
Existing legal measures
Venezuela
No existing legal measures
No documented cases
  • Trans Events, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
  • Trans Organizations, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
Existing legal measures
Zambia
No existing legal measures
  • Other, only under certain circumstances (see country section)
No documented cases