• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✖ Illegal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

China ranks #24 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(57%) No
Yes (21%)

History

Homosexual activity in China

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Current status
(since 1997)
Legal
Homosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997 and was declassified as a mental disorders in 2001. According to a 2010 report by IGLHRC, "the Chinese government has remained largely silent on the issue of homosexuality."
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Same-sex marriage in China

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Current status
(since Dec 4, 1982)
Not legal
There are no laws in China recognizing same-sex relationships or marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in China

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
"Sex change operation technical management standard" allows surgeries, and "Reply on household registration change gender related issues after the project's citizens Transsexual" by the Police Ministry allowed the legal gender to be changed.
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Same-sex adoption in China

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Current status
(since Dec 4, 1982)
Illegal
The China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) does not allow same-sex couples to adopt, nor does it allow foreign same-sex couples to adopt a baby from China.
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LGBT discrimination in China

?
Current status
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in China

?
Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in China

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Current status
No protections
Under Chinese Labour Law, there are no protections specifically protecting LGBT people.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in China

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Current status
(since Oct 1, 1949)
Illegal
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Equal age of consent in China

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Current status
(since Oct 1, 1949)
Equal
The age of consent in China is 14 for both same-sex and opposite sex couples.
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Blood donations by MSMs in China

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Current status
(since Jul 1, 2012)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Homosexual men who are sexually active with other men can not donate blood in China, however, in 2012, the Chinese Ministry of Health lifted the ban against lesbians donating blood.
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1998–Jul 1, 2012
Banned (indefinite deferral)
In 1998, China banned homosexual men and women from donating blood out of fear of spreading HIV.
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Conversion therapy in China

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Current status
(since Dec 19, 2014)
Banned
Though the practice is still widespread throughout China, a Beijing court ruled conversion therapy illegal.
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