Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Zambia

Equality Index ?
53 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
70 / 100
23 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
36 / 100
6 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
6% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
4% Tolerate
95% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
6% Tolerate
92% 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
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
7% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
27% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 1931
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Not legal
Since 2010
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2017
Ambiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 1931
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Ambiguous
Since 1931
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Ambiguous
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Since 2005
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