Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Sudan

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
12 / 100
Legal Index ?
30 / 100
7 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
18 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 2020
Same-sex marriageBannedBanned
Since 1991
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedState-enforced
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2014
Illegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 1956
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 1956
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 1956
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryUnknownIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Unknown
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnknownN/A
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
Region not surveyed
17% Yes
83% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
14% Tolerate
82% Not tolerate
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
29% Yes
43% No
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