Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & China

Equality Index ?
42 / 100
46 / 100
Legal Index ?
61 / 100
46 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
24 / 100
45 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Legal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageBannedOther type of partnership
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Since 1990
State-enforced
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2018
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
Ambiguous
Since 1949
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1949
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
23% Good Place
0%
47% Good Place
0%
Belief that LGBTI+ is “an immoral and decadent ideology”
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
36% Disagree
53% Agree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of LGBTI+ people’s rights
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
21% Agree
69% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
4% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
7% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
31% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
63% Support
19% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
66% Agree
30% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
10% Agree
60% Disagree
12% Agree
60% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
32% Yes
48% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
45% Rare
29% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Rare
23% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
20% Agree
71% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
12% Yes
60% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
31% Yes
30% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
Region not surveyed
61% Support
20% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
18% Favor
79% Oppose
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
31% Yes
61% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
38% Yes
34% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
47% Did not mention homosexuals
53% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
57% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
34% Not a good place
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
15% Justifiable
45% Not justifiable
2% Justifiable
76% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
50% Did not mention homosexuals
50% Mentioned homosexuals
30% Did not mention homosexuals
70% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
0% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
27% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
10% Justifiable
48% Not justifiable
1% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
59% Did not mention homosexuals
41% Mentioned homosexuals
39% Did not mention homosexuals
61% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
28% Did not mention homosexuals
72% Mentioned homosexuals
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