Compare LGBT Rights in British Virgin Islands & Namibia

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
42 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
34 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1920
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyMarried couples only
Since 2023
Serving openly in militaryLegalAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
28% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
Region not surveyed
55% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
54% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
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