The article that prohibited male homosexuality was repealed in 1992. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual or gender identity in contexts of employment, housing or military is prohibited by Latvia’s anti-discrimination laws. However, same-sex partnerships are not recognized, and adoption for same-sex couples is illegal. It is legal to change gender in Latvia.
Country ranking by ILGA Europe [in English].
Research on LGBT and gender in Latvia is carried out in the following institutions:
Ruduša, R. (2014). Forced underground : Homosexuals in Soviet Latvia. Riga : Mansards.
Pelz, M., Hansen, Randall, Austin, Robert, & Way, Lucan. (2016). Europeanization, National Party Systems, and LGBT Rights: The Cases of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
A list of publication about gender equality provided by EIGE [in English].
Latvia hate crime data by OSCE ODIHR [in English].
European LGBT Survey, 2012. FRA Europe [in English].
ECRI - Country monitoring in Latvia. Reports, 1997 - 2019 [in English].
Homofobiskā runa Latvijā: Politiķu monitorings (Homophobic Speech in Latvia: Monitoring of Politicians), MOZAIKA, 2007 [in Latvian].
Sievas - a documentary about domestic violence [in Latvian with English subtitles].