Compare LGBT Rights in Lesotho & Eswatini

Equality Index ?
44 / 100
33 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
16% Tolerate
82% Not tolerate
26% Tolerate
74% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
18% Tolerate
81% Not tolerate
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2012
Male illegal, female uncertain
Since 2004
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1966
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredAmbiguous
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2012
No protections
Since 1907
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2012
No protections
Since 1907
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 2012
No protections
Since 1907
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1966
Single only
Since 1968
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2012
Equal
Since 2015
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