Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Gambia

Equality Index ?
35 / 100
9 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
3% Tolerate
96% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
17% Tolerate
80% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
4% Good place
91% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1900
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 2014
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1900
Not legal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderN/AIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
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