Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Hong Kong

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
66 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
78 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
54 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1991
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Civil unions (marriage rights)
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Unknown
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2006
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
60% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
58% Favor
40% Oppose
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
18% Justifiable
30% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
76% Did not mention homosexuals
24% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
51% Agree
18% Disagree
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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
13% Justifiable
41% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
67% Did not mention homosexuals
34% Mentioned homosexuals
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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
11% Justifiable
55% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
50% Did not mention homosexuals
50% Mentioned homosexuals
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