Compare LGBT Rights in Russia

Equality Index ?
17 / 100
Legal Index ?
14 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
20 / 100
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
6% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
29% Support
52% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
23% Agree
67% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
11% Agree
67% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
14% Yes
74% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
5% Favor
90% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
8% Yes
86% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
11% Yes
73% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
4% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
16% Yes
74% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
12% Good place
48% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
6% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
3% Justifiable
75% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
29% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
2% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
19% Did not mention homosexuals
81% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityVaries by Region
Since 1993
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1995
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2023
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1993
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2023
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2003
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2008
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1997
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