Compare LGBT Rights in Bhutan & Malawi

Equality Index ?
48 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
56 / 100
22 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
40 / 100
4 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2021
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1930
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2004
Banned
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosisIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2006
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
Ambiguous
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
Ambiguous
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
4% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
Region not surveyed
6% Tolerate
94% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
5% Tolerate
94% Not tolerate
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
3% Good place
96% Not a good place
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