Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Sierra Leone

Equality Index ?
37 / 100
20 / 100
Legal Index ?
56 / 100
33 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
7 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
7% Good Place
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
7% Tolerate
91% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
17% Tolerate
80% Not tolerate
6% Tolerate
90% Not tolerate
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
4% Good place
91% Not a good place
8% Good place
80% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegalMale illegal, female legal
Since 1861
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Not legal
Since 1861
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderN/AAmbiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousAmbiguous
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
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