Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Zambia

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
19 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
6 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2018
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Since 2010
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalAmbiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1931
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Ambiguous
Since 1931
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalN/A
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
Since 2005
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
6% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
4% Tolerate
95% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
17% Tolerate
80% Not tolerate
6% Tolerate
92% 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
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
7% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
27% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
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