Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Eritrea

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
8 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
8 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
Not enough data
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1957
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Since 1957
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Illegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 1957
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
Since 1957
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1957
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2010
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Illegal
Since 1957
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1957
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Since 1957
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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