The F&M Global Barometer of Gay Rights®

The F&M GBGR® measures state-level human rights of sexual minorities worldwide.
204Countries
27Items
5Categories
163,404Points of Data
1
De Jure Protection of Sexual Minorities
  1. No death penalty for sexual orientation
  2. No life sentence for sexual orientation
  3. No prison for sexual orientation
  4. No criminalization of sexual orientation
  5. Hate speech laws includes sexual orientation
  6. Hate crimes legislation includes sexual orientation
  7. Sexual minorities are not restricted or banned from serving in the military
  8. Civil unions for sexual minorities are allowed
  9. Same-sex marriage is allowed
2
De Facto (Civil & Political) Protection of Sexual Minorities
  1. Freedom from arbitrary arrest based on sexual orientation
  2. Head of state supports legalization of homosexuality
  3. Head of state supports same-sex civil unions / same-sex marriage
  4. Majority of citizens are accepting of homosexuality
  5. Sexual minorities have the right to privacy
  6. Sexual orientation does not prejudice the right to a fair trial
3
LGBT Rights Advocacy
  1. LGBT organizations are allowed to legally register (by the state)
  2. National LGBT rights organizations exist
  3. LGBT rights organizations are able to peacefully and safely assemble
  4. LGBT pride events are allowed by the state
  5. Security forces provide protection to LGBT pride participants
4
Socioeconomic Rights
  1. Workplace anti-discrimination laws include sexual orientation
  2. Fair housing anti-discrimination laws include sexual orientation
5
Societal Persecution
  1. No known acts of murder against sexual minorities
  2. No known acts of violence against sexual minorities
  3. Crimes based on sexual orientation are reported to police
  4. Same-sex couples are allowed to jointly adopt
  5. Individuals are not discriminated against in access to medical treatment because of their sexual orientation

The F&M Global Barometer of Transgender Rights™

The F&M GBTR™ measures state-level human rights of gender identity minorities worldwide.
204Countries
17Items
5Categories
108,324Points of Data
1
De Jure Protection of Gender Identity Minorities
  1. No criminalization of gender identity or expression
  2. Gender identity minorities are not restricted or banned from serving in the military
  3. Country has legal recognition of gender identity
  4. No physiological alteration requirement for legal gender recognition
  5. No psychiatric diagnosis requirement for legal gender recognition
2
De Facto (Civil & Political) Protection of Gender Identity Minorities
  1. Freedom from arbitrary arrest based on gender identity or expression
3
LGBT Rights Advocacy
  1. LGBT organizations are allowed to legally register (by the state)
  2. National LGBT rights organizations exist
  3. LGBT rights organizations are able to peacefully and safely assemble
  4. LGBT pride events are allowed by the state
  5. Security forces provide protection to LGBT pride participants
4
Socioeconomic Rights
  1. Workplace anti-discrimination laws include gender identity
  2. Fair housing anti-discrimination laws include gender identity
5
Societal Persecution
  1. No known acts of murder against gender identity minorities
  2. No known acts of violence against gender identity minorities
  3. Crimes based on gender identity are reported to police
  4. Individuals are not discriminated against in access to medical treatment because of their gender identity

The Grading Scale

Countries have been graded and placed into five categories ranging from protecting to persecuting, or “A” to “F” respectively. Countries scoring an “A” are considered excellent, while countries that score an “F” receive a failing human rights report card.

F
0-59%
Persecuting
D
60-69%
Intolerant
C
70-79%
Resistant
B
80-89%
Tolerant
A
90-100%
Protecting