Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Venezuela

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
49 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
52 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
46 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Banned
Since 1999
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2012
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2012
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2011
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Since 2006
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2023
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Since 2018
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 1998
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