Gibraltar, Europe


In Gibraltar, male homosexuality has been legal since 1993. The age of consent is 16 for heterosexual and female homosexual acts, while the age of consent for male homosexual acts is maintained at 18. There is presently an inequality between English law and that of its Overseas Territories, particularly in respect of Gibraltar, which joined the EU under the British accession and is bound by EU requirements.

 

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Gibraltar has changed hands with nearly every major invasion since the ancients Greeks claimed it as the end of the known world. In more recent times it has been ruled by Muslims, Dutch, Spanish and now England, since 1713. Only 27,000 citizens call it home. Instead of going to war to get it back, Spain has prudently given ‘the rock’ an autonomous region status and life goes on peacefully– although you have to wave your passport at customs and change money from euros to UK pounds. There is no gay ‘community’ to speak of but there are some discreet watering holes favored by the few queer folks there. For information about LGBT life in Gibraltar see News & Reports on this site. Also read the story about gay Spain.

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