Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & Lesotho

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
39 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
49 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
30 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 2012
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Unrecognized
Since 1966
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Ambiguous
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Restricted
Since 1994
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
No protections
Since 2012
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Illegal
Since 1966
Intersex infant surgeryVaries by Region
Since 2023
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Legal
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
Since 2012
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