Compare LGBT Rights in Malaysia & Myanmar

Equality Index ?
23 / 100
28 / 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
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1886
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1826
Since 1886
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1965
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
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 adoptionMarried couples only
Since 1826
Since 2016
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryUnknownLegal
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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