Compare LGBT Rights in Russia & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
17 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
14 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
20 / 100
29 / 100
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
6% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
14% Yes
74% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
5% Favor
90% Oppose
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
8% Yes
86% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
11% Yes
73% No
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
4% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"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
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
6% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
34% Did not mention homosexuals
66% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
3% Justifiable
75% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
29% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1995
Not legal
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2023
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1993
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2013
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2023
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2003
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2008
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1997
N/A
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