Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Sierra Leone

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
16 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
26 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
7 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1861
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Since 1861
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
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Ambiguous
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
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%
7% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
7% Tolerate
91% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
6% Tolerate
90% Not tolerate
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
8% Good place
80% Not a good place
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