Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & Malaysia

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
16 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
8 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
24 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Banned
Since 1826
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Illegal
Since 1983
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Restricted
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
No protections
Since 1826
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
No protections
Since 1826
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Single only
Since 1826
Intersex infant surgeryVaries by Region
Since 2023
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
N/A
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