Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Suriname

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
37 / 100
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
51 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
23 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1910
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Illegal
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Legal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2015
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2015
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualUnequal
Since 1869
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