Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & China

Equality Index ?
79 / 100
46 / 100
Legal Index ?
93 / 100
46 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
45 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Other type of partnership
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Single only
Since 2018
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Ambiguous
Since 1949
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
Since 1949
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
87% Good Place
0%
47% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
75% Favor
23% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
71% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
79% Support marriage or legal recognition
11% Against
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
20% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
22% Not much/not at all
62% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
79% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
57% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
45% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
58% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
7% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
88% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
76% Support
13% Against
63% Support
19% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
71% Agree
21% Disagree
66% Agree
30% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
55% Agree
20% Disagree
12% Agree
60% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
81% Yes
14% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
56% Yes
26% No
31% Yes
30% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
73% Support
14% Oppose
61% Support
20% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
42% Yes
38% No
38% Yes
34% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
51% Justifiable
18% Not justifiable
4% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
87% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
47% Did not mention homosexuals
53% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
79% Yes
18% No
21% Yes
57% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
72% Good place
10% Not a good place
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
35% Justifiable
29% Not justifiable
2% Justifiable
76% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
79% Did not mention homosexuals
21% Mentioned homosexuals
30% Did not mention homosexuals
70% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
0% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
27% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
22% Justifiable
40% Not justifiable
1% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
75% Did not mention homosexuals
25% Mentioned homosexuals
39% Did not mention homosexuals
61% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
28% Did not mention homosexuals
72% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
15% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
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