Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & South Africa

Equality Index ?
79 / 100
72 / 100
Legal Index ?
93 / 100
87 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
58 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Legal
Since 2010
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 1996
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Legal
Since 2014
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
Since 2007
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
87% Good Place
0%
65% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
75% Favor
23% Oppose
38% Favor
59% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
71% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
22% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
79% Support marriage or legal recognition
11% Against
67% Support marriage or legal recognition
19% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
20% Strongly/somewhat disagree
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
22% Not much/not at all
62% A great deal/fair amount
15% Not much/not at all
70% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
79% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
82% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
57% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
31% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
45% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
29% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
58% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
88% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
76% Support
13% Against
71% Support
15% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
71% Agree
21% Disagree
69% Agree
23% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
55% Agree
20% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
81% Yes
14% No
54% Yes
38% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
56% Yes
26% No
40% Yes
34% No
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
Region not surveyed
67% Tolerate
32% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
70% Tolerate
28% Not tolerate
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
73% Support
14% Oppose
64% Support
28% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
42% Yes
38% No
31% Yes
50% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
51% Justifiable
18% Not justifiable
17% Justifiable
45% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
87% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
62% Did not mention homosexuals
38% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
79% Yes
18% No
32% Yes
61% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
72% Good place
10% Not a good place
49% Good place
51% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
35% Justifiable
29% Not justifiable
7% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
79% Did not mention homosexuals
21% Mentioned homosexuals
53% Did not mention homosexuals
45% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
9% Justifiable
60% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
54% Did not mention homosexuals
46% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
22% Justifiable
40% Not justifiable
6% Justifiable
67% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
75% Did not mention homosexuals
25% Mentioned homosexuals
50% Did not mention homosexuals
50% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
7% Justifiable
74% Not justifiable
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
15% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
5% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
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