Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Japan

Equality Index ?
43 / 100
63 / 100
Legal Index ?
59 / 100
70 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
27 / 100
56 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Legal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1991
Varies by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorship
Since 1990
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2005
Legal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Varies by Region
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyAmbiguous
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
Legal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1947
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