Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Myanmar

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
23 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
19 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
27 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Male illegal, female uncertain
Since 2016
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Unrecognized
Since 1886
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
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 1886
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
Since 1886
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1886
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2016
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
57% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
86% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
9% Did not mention homosexuals
91% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
36% Agree
55% 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
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
23% Good place
58% Not a good place
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