Compare LGBT Rights in Cameroon & Sao Tome and Principe

Equality Index ?
10 / 100
50 / 100
Legal Index ?
8 / 100
58 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
11 / 100
43 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
12% Good Place
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
11% Tolerate
86% Not tolerate
45% Tolerate
51% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
8% Tolerate
91% Not tolerate
40% Tolerate
59% Not tolerate
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
8% Good place
84% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1967
Since 2012
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1967
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Since 2016
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalAmbiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1972
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1972
Sexual orientation only
Since 2019
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1972
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 2012
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