Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Namibia

Equality Index ?
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Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
54% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
55% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Male illegal, female legal
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1964
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderAmbiguousUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyAmbiguous
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2010
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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