Compare LGBT Rights in Malaysia & Myanmar

Equality Index ?
14 / 100
18 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
16% Support
65% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
24% Agree
65% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
9% Did not mention homosexuals
91% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
15% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
1% Justifiable
86% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
21% Agree
51% Disagree
36% Agree
55% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
9% Yes
86% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
23% Good place
58% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2016
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1826
Unrecognized
Since 1886
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguousNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1965
Illegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
No protections
Since 1886
LGBT employment discriminationUnknownNo protections
Since 1886
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
No protections
Since 1886
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1826
Single only
Since 2016
Serving openly in militaryUnknownIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
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