💬 NEW! Join Equaldex's LGBTQ+ Discord to discuss LGBT rights and chat!

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    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 #19 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?"

(12.2%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (85.9%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #30 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."

(34.4%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (26%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #22 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(22.2%) Disagree
Agree (48.9%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #27 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual)"

(71%) Widespread
Rare (21%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #27 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Being transgender"

(59%) Widespread
Rare (25%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #13 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?: There is nothing wrong in a sexual relationship between two persons of the same sex"

(27%) Disagree
Agree (69%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #5 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "Do you think that transgender persons should be able to change their civil documents to match their inner gender identity?"

(19%) No
Yes (72%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #23 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?"

(29%) Not a good place
Good place (53%)

History

Homosexual activity in Portugal

?

Homosexual activity in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 23, 1982
Legal
Added by vviet93  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Portugal

?

Same-sex marriage in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since May 31, 2010
Legal
Added by vviet93  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Portugal

?

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Portugal is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Portugal, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
Added by equaldex  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Portugal

?

Right to change legal gender in Portugal is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Changes pending. Missing non binary options on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Mar 15, 2011–Jul 1, 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Individuals in Portugal can legally change their gender and name on their birth certificate.
Added by dezanove  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Portugal

?

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Portugal

?

LGBT discrimination in Portugal is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 24, 2004
Illegal
Article 13 explicitly prohibits discriminations on the basis of sexual orientations
Added by vviet93  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Portugal

?

LGBT employment discrimination in Portugal is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 16, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Gender identity is now an explicit protected ground in the labour code.
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

2003–Jan 16, 2015
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation was protected.
Added by plumelo  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Portugal

?

LGBT housing discrimination in Portugal is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Portugal

?

Same-sex adoption in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 18, 2015
Legal
Now same sex adoption is possible for not only individuals but same sex couples.
Added by vviet93  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Dec 18, 2015
Ambiguous
Lesbian or gay couples cannot adopt.
A single gay or lesbian can adopt.
Co-adoption wasn't approved by the Parliament last March.
Sources:
Co-adoption: dezanove.pt/psd-e-cds-chumb…
Added by dezanove  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Portugal

?

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since 1999
Legal
Added by plumelo  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Portugal

?

Blood donations by MSMs in Portugal is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 7, 2010
Legal
In Portugal, blood donation have rules regarding sexual behavior but they are the same for homossexual people and heterossexual.
Added by plumelo  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Portugal

?

Conversion therapy in Portugal is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Portugal

?

Equal age of consent in Portugal is equal.

Current status
Since 2007
Equal
The age of consent in portal is 14 years of age for both homosexual and heterosexual sex.
Added by James  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log