Compare LGBT Rights in Bangladesh & India

Equality Index ?
23 / 100
63 / 100
Legal Index ?
34 / 100
79 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
11 / 100
47 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
58% Support
18% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
66% Agree
21% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
20% Did not mention homosexuals
77% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
0% Justifiable
89% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
7% Agree
75% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
37% Yes
37% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
19% Good place
28% Not a good place
26% Good place
43% Not a good place
Homosexual activityIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 1860
Since 2018
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1860
Unregistered cohabitation
Since 2022
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2020
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2013
Since 2014
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Since 2018
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2021
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 2013
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