Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Lesotho

Equality Index ?
56 / 100
44 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
16% Tolerate
82% Not tolerate
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2012
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1964
Not legal
Since 1966
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderAmbiguousUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2012
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
Since 2012
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Ambiguous
Since 2012
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 1966
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2010
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Ambiguous
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2012
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