Compare LGBT Rights in China

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
63% Support
19% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
66% Agree
30% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
8% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
12% Agree
60% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
21% Yes
57% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1982
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by Region
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1982
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1949
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
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