Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Netherlands

Equality Index ?
42 / 100
82 / 100
Legal Index ?
61 / 100
95 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
24 / 100
70 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Legal
Since 1945
Same-sex marriageBannedLegal
Since 2001
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Since 1990
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2018
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 2023
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2000
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
Legal
Since 1974
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2024
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1978
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
23% Good Place
0%
89% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
89% Favor
10% Oppose
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
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
75% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
85% Support marriage or legal recognition
8% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
16% Not much/not at all
69% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
24% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
54% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
4% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
75% Justifiable
5% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
31% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
94% Did not mention homosexuals
3% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
89% Support
3% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
83% Agree
12% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
10% Agree
60% Disagree
66% Agree
12% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
32% Yes
48% No
92% Yes
8% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
45% Rare
29% Widespread
37% Rare
60% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Rare
23% Widespread
32% Rare
54% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
20% Agree
71% Disagree
92% Agree
8% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
12% Yes
60% No
82% Yes
14% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
64% Yes
19% No
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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
67% Justifiable
14% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
93% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
34% Not a good place
83% Good place
11% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
15% Justifiable
45% Not justifiable
59% Justifiable
19% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
50% Did not mention homosexuals
50% Mentioned homosexuals
96% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
10% Justifiable
48% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
59% Did not mention homosexuals
41% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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