Compare LGBT Rights in Cyprus & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
58 / 100
10 / 100
Legal Index ?
83 / 100
10 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
33 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
58% Did not mention homosexuals
39% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
17% Justifiable
46% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
14% Agree
45% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
29% Rare
67% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
32% Rare
54% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Agree
55% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
42% Yes
39% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
34% Good place
50% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1998
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1987
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2015
Not legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2013
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2004
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2022
N/A
Conversion therapyAmbiguous
Since 2022
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
N/A
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