Compare LGBT Rights in Burundi & Laos

Equality Index ?
18 / 100
49 / 100
Legal Index ?
27 / 100
51 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
10 / 100
47 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
47% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
10% Tolerate
86% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2009
Legal
Since 1990
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 2005
Unrecognized
Since 1990
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2001
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT employment discriminationAmbiguous
Since 2001
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2001
No protections
Since 1953
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyAmbiguous
Since 1990
Serving openly in militaryIllegalAmbiguous
Since 2012
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
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