Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Malawi

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
30 / 100
22 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
4 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1930
Same-sex marriageBannedBanned
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2014
Illegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Ambiguous
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Ambiguous
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryUnknownIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnknownN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
4% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
Region not surveyed
6% Tolerate
94% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
5% Tolerate
94% Not tolerate
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
3% Good place
96% Not a good place
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