Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Kyrgyzstan

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
26 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
41 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
12 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Since 1996
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipFine as punishment
Since 2023
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2020
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 1991
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2005
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Since 1991
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1998
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
9% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
27% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
13% Agree
70% 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
2% Justifiable
86% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
23% Did not mention homosexuals
77% 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
3% Good place
55% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
86% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
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