Compare LGBT Rights in Burkina Faso & Gambia

Equality Index ?
40 / 100
9 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
8% Tolerate
91% Not tolerate
3% Tolerate
96% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
5% Tolerate
95% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
5% Good place
94% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1996
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 2014
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1991
Not legal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderN/AIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1991
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1991
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1991
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1996
N/A
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