Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Saint Helena

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
98 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
98 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
Not enough data
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2001
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Legal
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
N/A
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Ambiguous
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
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
Region not surveyed
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