Compare LGBT Rights in Namibia

Equality Index ?
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
42 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
34 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
28% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
55% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
54% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2024
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguous
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
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