Compare LGBT Rights in Indonesia & Malaysia

Equality Index ?
40 / 100
14 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
16% Support
65% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
24% Agree
65% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
26% Did not mention homosexuals
74% Mentioned homosexuals
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
3% Justifiable
91% Not justifiable
15% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
9% Agree
86% Disagree
21% Agree
51% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
9% Yes
80% No
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
3% Yes
93% No
9% Yes
86% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
2% Good place
82% Not a good place
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1993
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedNot legal
Since 1826
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguousAmbiguous
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1973
Illegal
Since 1965
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
No protections
Since 1826
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsUnknown
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1945
No protections
Since 1826
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 1826
Serving openly in militaryIllegalUnknown
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentAmbiguous
Since 2019
Unequal
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