Compare LGBT Rights in Bangladesh & China

Equality Index ?
27 / 100
46 / 100
Legal Index ?
23 / 100
46 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
31 / 100
45 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 1860
Legal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1860
Other type of partnership
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2013
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Since 2018
Serving openly in militaryIllegalAmbiguous
Since 1949
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 1949
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
73% Good Place
0%
47% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
0% Justifiable
89% Not justifiable
7% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
20% Did not mention homosexuals
77% Mentioned homosexuals
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
63% Support
19% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
66% Agree
30% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
7% Agree
75% Disagree
12% Agree
60% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
31% Yes
30% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
Region not surveyed
61% Support
20% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
38% Yes
34% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
47% Did not mention homosexuals
53% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
57% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
19% Good place
28% Not a good place
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
76% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
30% Did not mention homosexuals
70% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
96% Not justifiable
0% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
95% Did not mention homosexuals
5% Mentioned homosexuals
27% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
16% Did not mention homosexuals
84% Mentioned homosexuals
39% Did not mention homosexuals
61% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
28% Did not mention homosexuals
72% Mentioned homosexuals
Full DetailsFull Details

Full details about each issue can be found on each region's page. Data missing from the above chart? You can help! Sign up or log in to contribute information to Equaldex!

Share This Comparison