Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) people in estonia face legal challenges not experienced by non-lgbt residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in estonia. Since , same-sex couples may register their relationship as a cohabitation agreement, which gives them almost all the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. Estonia is considered, by most, to be the most liberal former-soviet country when it comes to lgbt rights. Acceptance of lgbt people has grown significantly since the early 21st century, though there is a notable age gap, as younger people tend to be more tolerant and liberal, while older people tend to be more socially conservative. Estonia is considered, by most, to be the most liberal former-soviet country when it comes to lgbt rights. Acceptance of lgbt people has grown significantly since the early 21st century, though there is a notable age gap, as younger people tend to be more tolerant and liberal, while older people tend to be more socially conservative. Lgbt rights in estonia homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more. Explore the best of tallinns gay nightlife, gay sauna scene and read more about the top sights in estonias capital city. Estonian human rights center has commissioned four public opinion surveys on lgbt rights over seven years. The surveys were conducted in 2012, 2014, 20 by turu-uuringute as. The 2019 study concludes that the opponents of the registered partnership act are for the first time clearly in the minority, only 39 of estonian residents do not support the registered partnership act, while. Estonia ranks 21st among the 49 european countries in terms of the laws and policies that protect the rights of the lgbt community, according to an assessment by the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex association (ilga). News world europe estonia becomes first former soviet state to legalise gay marriage mentally, we want to belong in scandinavia and share those same liberal values, say gay rights group. Estonia was the first and so far only former soviet-occupied state to recognize gay marriages performed overseas in a similar manner to israel, and we hope this will help estonia progress to full-marriage equality soon. This likely has something to do with estonia being the worlds least religious country, so homophobia is not as entrenched in the mainstream media in estonia as uber. Ian gustav ahlberg is the first estonian to be nominated for a british lgbt award, and has been recognised for his leadership skills promoting the voices of the financial times lgbtq community. Err news caught up with ahlberg last month to discuss his life, work and the differences between lgbtq rights in the u. Meanwhile, estonias gay rights advocates have been gentle and reasonable in the face of this grotesque alliance.