Compare LGBT Rights in Belarus & Poland

Equality Index ?
38 / 100
52 / 100
Public Opinion
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
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
32% Did not mention homosexuals
67% Mentioned homosexuals
65% Did not mention homosexuals
28% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
9% Justifiable
74% Not justifiable
24% Justifiable
52% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
11% Agree
73% Disagree
12% Agree
57% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(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 in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
16% Favor
81% Oppose
32% Favor
59% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
9% Yes
84% No
42% Yes
47% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
42% Yes
46% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
11% Good place
41% Not a good place
21% Good place
54% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Legal
Since 1932
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1996
Not legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1964
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2011
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1991
Unknown
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellAmbiguous
Since 1991
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Since 2015
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1932
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