Compare LGBT Rights in Iran

Equality Index ?
4 / 100
Legal Index ?
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
3 / 100
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
3% Justifiable
90% Not justifiable
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
3% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
8% Did not mention homosexuals
92% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
1% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
99% Did not mention homosexuals
1% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1979
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