Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Iceland

Equality Index ?
2 / 100
89 / 100
Legal Index ?
1 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
2 / 100
87 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
87% Good Place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
82% Justifiable
4% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
94% Did not mention homosexuals
2% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
82% Agree
6% Disagree
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
2% Good place
89% Not a good place
82% Good place
4% Not a good place
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Since 1940
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1971
Since 2010
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, surgery not required
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2019
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalLegal
Since 2006
Serving openly in militaryIllegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (3-month deferral)
Since 2022
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2023
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
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