The F&M Global Barometer of Gay Rights®

The F&M GBGR® measures state-level human rights of sexual minorities worldwide.
197Countries
27Items
5Categories
37,233Points 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 crimes legislation includes sexual orientation
  6. Sexual minorities are not restricted or banned from serving in the military
  7. Civil unions for sexual minorities are allowed
  8. 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. Hate speech laws includes sexual orientation
  6. Sexual minorities have the right to privacy
  7. Sexual orientation does not prejudice the right to a fair trial
3
LGBT Rights Advocacy
  1. LGBT organizations are allowed to legally register
  2. LGBT organizations exist
  3. LGBT 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. Fair housing anti-discrimination laws include sexual orientation
  2. Workplace 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 minorities worldwide.
197Countries
15Items
5Categories
20,685Points of Data
1
De Jure Protection of Sexual Minorities
  1. Country has legal recognition of gender identity
  2. Gender minorities are allowed to serve in the military
2
De Facto (Civil & Political) Protection of Sexual Minorities
  1. No physiological alteration requirement for gender identity recognition
  2. No psychiatric diagnosis requirement for gender identity recognition
3
LGBT Rights Advocacy
  1. LGBT organizations are allowed to legally register
  2. LGBT organizations exist
  3. LGBT 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. Fair housing anti-discrimination laws include gender identity
  2. Workplace anti-discrimination laws include gender identity
5
Societal Persecution
  1. No known acts of murder against gender minorities
  2. No known acts of violence against gender 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