Compare LGBT Rights in Russia

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
Public Opinion
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
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
8% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
11% Agree
67% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(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?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
8% Yes
86% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
16% Yes
74% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
12% Good place
48% Not a good place
Homosexual activityVaries by Region
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1995
Censorship of LGBT IssuesFine as punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationAmbiguous
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1995
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2003
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2008
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1997
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