Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Russia

Equality Index ?
55 / 100
23 / 100
Legal Index ?
84 / 100
29 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
25 / 100
17 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
29% Support
52% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
23% Agree
67% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
31% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
7% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
8% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
10% Agree
60% Disagree
11% Agree
67% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
32% Yes
48% No
14% Yes
74% No
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 in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
18% Favor
79% Oppose
5% Favor
90% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
31% Yes
61% No
8% Yes
86% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
16% Yes
74% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
34% Not a good place
12% Good place
48% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Varies by Region
Since 1993
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2019
Not legal
Since 1995
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipFine as punishment
Since 2022
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, surgery not required
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderAmbiguousNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Single only
Since 1995
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2004
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Since 2003
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2008
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1997
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