Compare LGBT Rights in Poland & Russia

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52 / 100
34 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
66% Support
22% Against
29% Support
52% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
33% Agree
58% Disagree
23% Agree
67% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
65% Did not mention homosexuals
28% Mentioned homosexuals
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
24% Justifiable
52% Not justifiable
8% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
12% Agree
57% Disagree
11% Agree
67% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
47% Yes
42% No
14% Yes
74% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Rare
49% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
44% Rare
42% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
49% Agree
46% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
41% Yes
40% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
32% Favor
59% Oppose
5% Favor
90% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
42% Yes
47% No
8% Yes
86% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
42% Yes
46% No
16% Yes
74% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
21% Good place
54% Not a good place
12% Good place
48% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1932
Legal
Since 1993
Same-sex marriageNot legalNot legal
Since 1995
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipFine as punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1964
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2011
Ambiguous
LGBT housing discriminationUnknownNo protections
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Since 1995
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Since 1991
Legal
Since 2003
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2008
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2015
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1932
Equal
Since 1997
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