Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Palestine

Equality Index ?
47 / 100
21 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
Region not surveyed
5% Yes
95% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
4% Yes
93% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
6% Good place
80% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1951
Same-sex marriageNot legalUnrecognized
Since 1994
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Since 2019
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2014
Ambiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 1992
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryUnknownAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Since 2014
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1976
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