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LGBT Rights in Kazakhstan

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors ?

Ranked #66 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(73.4%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (26.6%)

Justifiability of homosexuality ?

Ranked #57 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(70.8%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (5%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents ?

Ranked #50 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(55.9%) Disagree
Agree (15.6%)

Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe ?

Ranked #15 out of 19 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
(89%) Oppose
Favor (7%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe) ?

Ranked #14 out of 19 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
(85%) No
Yes (7%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #71 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(49%) Not a good place
Good place (9%)

By The Numbers

74%
of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
14%
oppose

History

Homosexual activity in Kazakhstan

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Homosexual activity in Kazakhstan is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 16, 1997
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Kazakhstan

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Same-sex marriage in Kazakhstan is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Not recognized, but not constitutionally banned.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Kazakhstan

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Kazakhstan is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Kazakhstan, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Kazakhstan

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Right to change legal gender in Kazakhstan is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Since 2003
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2003, Transgender individuals have been allowed to change legal gender in Kazakhstan. People who wanted to change their gender had to receive a diagnosis of "gender identity disorder" involving several medical tests and a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. In 2011, new guidelines were established and allowed change to identity documents only after sex reassignment surgery, physical and psychiatric medical examinations, hormone therapy and sterilization. Additionally, people under 21 are not allowed to change their gender on their official identity documents.
Sources:
tbinternet.ohchr.org › ...PDF
Web results
Violations by Kazakhstan of the Right of Transgender Persons to Legal ...
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Kazakhstan

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Kazakhstan is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Kazakhstan

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LGBT discrimination in Kazakhstan is no protections.

Current status
Since Dec 25, 1991
No protections
No laws about discrimination
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Until Dec 25, 1991
Illegal
Only protections for gender identity and expression since 2014. Full discrimination protection since 2016.
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Until -0001
Illegal
In Kazakhstan, LGBTQ personel have legal protections against discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Kazakhstan

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LGBT employment discrimination in Kazakhstan is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There is no protections against discrimination in Kazakhstan.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Kazakhstan

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LGBT housing discrimination in Kazakhstan is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections.
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Same-sex adoption in Kazakhstan

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Same-sex adoption in Kazakhstan is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Same-sex Adoption in Kazakhstan is Unknown, but if we interpret from Wikipedia, it might be illegal.
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Serving openly in military in Kazakhstan

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Serving openly in military in Kazakhstan is legal.

Current status
Since 2022
Legal
The ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2022, said in an interview that no one is banned from serving in the military because of their sexual orientation.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Kazakhstan

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Blood donations by MSMs in Kazakhstan is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions.
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Conversion therapy in Kazakhstan

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Conversion therapy in Kazakhstan is not banned.

Current status
Since Dec 27, 2017
Not banned
Only in a few countries in Asia.
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Equal age of consent in Kazakhstan

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Equal age of consent in Kazakhstan is equal.

Current status
Since Jul 16, 1997
Equal
The law sets the age of consent as 16 for all sexual activities ("sodomy and "lesbianism" included explicitly.)
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