Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana

Equality Index ?
52 / 100
Legal Index ?
70 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqual
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