Compare LGBT Rights in Russia & Ukraine

Equality Index ?
17 / 100
44 / 100
Legal Index ?
14 / 100
61 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
20 / 100
28 / 100
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
6% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
3% Justifiable
62% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
46% Did not mention homosexuals
46% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
29% Support
52% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
23% Agree
67% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
11% Agree
67% Disagree
8% Agree
63% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
14% Yes
74% No
14% Yes
69% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
5% Favor
90% Oppose
9% Favor
85% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
8% Yes
86% No
6% Yes
86% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
11% Yes
73% No
13% Yes
66% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
4% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
3% Justifiable
73% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
38% Did not mention homosexuals
62% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
16% Yes
74% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
12% Good place
48% Not a good place
11% Good place
53% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
6% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
3% Justifiable
62% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
42% Did not mention homosexuals
58% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
3% Justifiable
75% Not justifiable
3% Justifiable
70% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
29% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
35% Did not mention homosexuals
65% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
2% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
19% Did not mention homosexuals
81% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityVaries by Region
Since 1993
Legal
Since 1991
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1995
Unrecognized
Since 2022
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2023
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Varies by Region
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1993
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2013
No protections
Since 2015
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2023
Single only
Since 2016
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2003
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2008
Legal
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1997
Equal
Since 2001
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