Compare LGBT Rights in Belarus & United Kingdom

Equality Index ?
29 / 100
73 / 100
Legal Index ?
43 / 100
85 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
16 / 100
61 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Legal
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1996
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Since 2003
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2004
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2005
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 2004
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2010
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Same-sex adoptionIllegalLegal
Since 2002
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellLegal
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1994
Equal
Since 2001
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
81% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
74% Favor
22% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
78% Support marriage or legal recognition
13% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
19% Not much/not at all
64% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
15% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
40% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
38% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
36% Strongly/somewhat agree
48% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
7% Justifiable
74% Not justifiable
62% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
32% Did not mention homosexuals
67% Mentioned homosexuals
95% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
82% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
72% Agree
19% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
11% Agree
73% Disagree
62% Agree
15% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
86% Yes
11% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
48% Yes
29% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
Region not surveyed
77% Support
10% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
16% Favor
81% Oppose
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
9% Yes
84% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
49% Yes
30% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
3% Justifiable
74% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
72% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
76% Yes
18% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
11% Good place
41% Not a good place
77% Good place
11% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
32% Justifiable
27% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
83% Did not mention homosexuals
17% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
3% Justifiable
69% Not justifiable
27% Justifiable
32% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
37% Did not mention homosexuals
63% Mentioned homosexuals
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
6% Justifiable
83% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
21% Did not mention homosexuals
79% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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