Compare LGBT Rights in Belarus & Bulgaria

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
55 / 100
Legal Index ?
50 / 100
84 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
14 / 100
25 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
32% Did not mention homosexuals
67% Mentioned homosexuals
31% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
9% Justifiable
74% Not justifiable
7% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
11% Agree
73% Disagree
10% Agree
60% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
32% Yes
48% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
45% Rare
29% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
40% Rare
23% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
20% Agree
71% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
12% Yes
60% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
16% Favor
81% Oppose
18% Favor
79% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
9% Yes
84% No
31% Yes
61% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
11% Good place
41% Not a good place
27% Good place
34% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Legal
Since 1968
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1996
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
Illegal
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1991
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2016
Single only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellLegal
Since 2004
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1994
Equal
Since 2002
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