Compare LGBT Rights in Albania & Bulgaria

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
41 / 100
Legal Index ?
69 / 100
55 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
29 / 100
27 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1995
Legal
Since 1968
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1998
Banned
Since 1991
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Since 1990
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Illegal
Since 2023
Gender-affirming careLegal, but restricted for minors
Since 2009
Restricted
Since 2005
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2010
Illegal
Since 2023
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2003
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryFull ban
Since 2020
Not banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2013
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2008
Legal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2020
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
Since 2002
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