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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #78 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(91.3%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (8.7%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #69 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(86%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (1.1%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #41 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(55.1%) Disagree
Agree (36.2%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #65 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(58%) Not a good place
Good place (23%)

History

Homosexual activity in Myanmar

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Homosexual activity in Myanmar is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
According to Wikipedia, punishment for consensual same-sex sexual activity is ten years to life in prison. I can not verify this as the citation links in the article are dead. Date represents British colonization of Burma (Myanmar).
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Same-sex marriage in Myanmar

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Same-sex marriage in Myanmar is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
Unrecognized
Date reflects British colonization of Burma (Myanmar). Homosexual relations remain technically illegal.
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Jan 1, 1986–Sep 7, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Myanmar

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Myanmar is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Myanmar is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No laws in place. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Myanmar

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Myanmar

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LGBT discrimination in Myanmar is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
No protections
Date reflects British colonization of Burma (Myanmar). Homosexual relations are illegal in Myanmar and discrimination occurs regularly.
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Jan 1, 1886–Sep 19, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Presence of human rights institute includes sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Myanmar

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LGBT employment discrimination in Myanmar is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
No protections
Date reflects creation of Burma
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Jan 1, 1886–Sep 3, 2018
Ambiguous
Some discrimination protections through human rights institute for sexual orientation only.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Myanmar

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LGBT housing discrimination in Myanmar is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1886
No protections
Date reflects creation of Burma
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Same-sex adoption in Myanmar

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Same-sex adoption in Myanmar is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 28, 2016
Legal
Only can be done by people in Myanmar. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Myanmar

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Myanmar is legal.

Current status
Legal
No discrimination protections exist in the country.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Myanmar

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Blood donations by MSMs in Myanmar is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions.
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Conversion therapy in Myanmar

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Conversion therapy in Myanmar is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Only banned in a few places in Asia. Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Myanmar

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Equal age of consent in Myanmar is equal.

Current status
Equal
Myanmar adopted the 1860 Indian Criminal Code.
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LGBT Rights by Division

View the LGBT laws in each individual division of Myanmar.