Compare LGBT Rights in Albania & Laos

Equality Index ?
45 / 100
49 / 100
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
51 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
29 / 100
47 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1995
Legal
Since 1990
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2010
Unrecognized
Since 1990
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2010
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1953
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Ambiguous
Since 1990
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2013
Ambiguous
Since 2012
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2008
Legal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2020
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2010
Equal
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
9% Good Place
0%
47% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of having an LGBT+ child (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, December 2022-January 2023)
28% Support
64% Not Support
Region not surveyed
Belief that being LGBTI is a sickness (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, December 2022-January 2023)
49% Disagree
43% Agree
Region not surveyed
Agreement that LGBT people deserve equal rights (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, December 2022-January 2023)
70% Agree
29% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex marriage (Western Balkins)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, December 2022-January 2023)
26% Acceptable
73% Unacceptable
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
6% Justifiable
82% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
23% Did not mention homosexuals
76% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
10% Agree
70% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of having an LGBT+ child (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, 2015)
6% Support
60% Not Support
Region not surveyed
Belief that being LGBTI is a sickness (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, 2015)
0% Disagree
48% Agree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex marriage (Western Balkins)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, 2015)
10% Acceptable
90% Unacceptable
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
3% Good place
71% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
1% Justifiable
89% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
17% Did not mention homosexuals
83% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
1% Justifiable
79% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
30% Did not mention homosexuals
70% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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