Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Tanzania

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
12 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
7 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
18 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Since 1971
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1977
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1977
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1977
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Since 1998
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
19% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
10% Tolerate
85% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
17% Tolerate
80% Not tolerate
21% Tolerate
78% 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
9% Good place
89% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
97% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
26% Did not mention homosexuals
74% Mentioned homosexuals
Full DetailsFull Details

Full details about each issue can be found on each region's page. Data missing from the above chart? You can help! Sign up or log in to contribute information to Equaldex!

Share This Comparison