Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Venezuela

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
50 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
53 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
47 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Since 1999
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
Since 2012
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2012
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2011
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2023
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Since 2018
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1998
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
53% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
23% Justifiable
49% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
68% Did not mention homosexuals
32% Mentioned homosexuals
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
39% Approve
61% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
49% Approve
51% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
32% Yes
43% No
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
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
28% Yes
51% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
51% Yes
42% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
47% Good place
43% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
5% Justifiable
75% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
43% Did not mention homosexuals
57% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
84% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
33% Did not mention homosexuals
68% Mentioned homosexuals
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