Compare LGBT Rights in Bangladesh & Poland

Equality Index ?
27 / 100
55 / 100
Legal Index ?
23 / 100
65 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
31 / 100
45 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 1860
Legal
Since 1970
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1860
Unregistered cohabitation
Since 2012
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Since 2020
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2013
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2013
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2022
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Since 1964
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1991
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 1932
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
73% Good Place
0%
29% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
41% Favor
54% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
33% Strongly/somewhat agree
54% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
67% Support marriage or legal recognition
22% Against
Belief that LGBTI+ is “an immoral and decadent ideology”
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
Region not surveyed
60% Disagree
31% Agree
Acceptance of LGBTI+ people’s rights
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
Region not surveyed
54% Agree
38% Disagree
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
38% Strongly/somewhat agree
50% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
24% Not much/not at all
61% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
64% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
29% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
45% Strongly/somewhat agree
33% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
43% Strongly/somewhat agree
37% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
39% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
0% Justifiable
89% Not justifiable
22% Justifiable
52% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
20% Did not mention homosexuals
77% Mentioned homosexuals
65% Did not mention homosexuals
28% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
66% Support
22% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
33% Agree
58% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
7% Agree
75% Disagree
12% Agree
57% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
47% Yes
42% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
43% Rare
49% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
44% Rare
42% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
49% Agree
46% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
41% Yes
40% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
30% Yes
45% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
Region not surveyed
63% Support
20% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
Region not surveyed
32% Favor
59% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
Region not surveyed
42% Yes
47% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
25% Yes
54% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
14% Justifiable
53% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
60% Did not mention homosexuals
40% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
42% Yes
46% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
19% Good place
28% Not a good place
21% Good place
54% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
9% Justifiable
58% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
49% Did not mention homosexuals
51% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
96% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
95% Did not mention homosexuals
5% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
16% Did not mention homosexuals
84% Mentioned homosexuals
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
8% Justifiable
69% Not justifiable
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
84% Not justifiable
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