Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Turkey

Equality Index ?
42 / 100
39 / 100
Legal Index ?
61 / 100
43 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
24 / 100
34 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Legal
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageBannedUnrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Since 1990
State-enforced
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
No protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1858
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
23% Good Place
0%
13% 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
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
35% Strongly/somewhat agree
51% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
42% Support marriage or legal recognition
30% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
34% Strongly/somewhat agree
50% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
16% Not much/not at all
65% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
59% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
48% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
48% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
46% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
4% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
3% Justifiable
78% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
31% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
21% Did not mention homosexuals
76% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
43% Support
25% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
39% Agree
44% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
10% Agree
60% Disagree
17% Agree
54% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
32% Yes
48% No
25% Yes
57% 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
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
17% Yes
59% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
Region not surveyed
72% Support
21% 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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
89% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
15% Did not mention homosexuals
85% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
9% Yes
78% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
34% Not a good place
11% Good place
68% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
15% Justifiable
45% Not justifiable
1% Justifiable
85% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
50% Did not mention homosexuals
50% Mentioned homosexuals
12% Did not mention homosexuals
88% Mentioned homosexuals
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
10% Did not mention homosexuals
90% 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
10% Did not mention homosexuals
90% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
88% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
8% Did not mention homosexuals
92% Mentioned homosexuals
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