Compare LGBT Rights in Hong Kong & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
78 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
54 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1991
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (marriage rights)
Since 2023
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careUnknownLegal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionUnknownIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryN/AIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyUnknownNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2006
N/A
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