Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & United Kingdom

Equality Index ?
63 / 100
72 / 100
Legal Index ?
70 / 100
80 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
56 / 100
63 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Legal
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageVaries by Region
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Since 2003
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2005
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1995
Legal, but restricted for minors
Since 2024
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 2004
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2010
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by RegionSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousLegal
Since 2002
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Legal
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Legal
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Equal
Since 2001
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