Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & Japan

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
63 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
70 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
56 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Varies by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Varies by Region
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Ambiguous
Intersex infant surgeryVaries by Region
Since 2023
Not banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
Since 1947
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