Compare LGBT Rights in China & Hong Kong

Equality Index ?
41 / 100
65 / 100
Legal Index ?
46 / 100
76 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
36 / 100
53 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
47% Good Place
0%
60% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
7% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
18% Justifiable
30% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
76% Did not mention homosexuals
24% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
63% Support
19% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
66% Agree
30% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
12% Agree
60% Disagree
51% Agree
18% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
38% Yes
34% No
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
4% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
13% Justifiable
41% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
47% Did not mention homosexuals
53% Mentioned homosexuals
67% Did not mention homosexuals
34% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
21% Yes
57% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
2% Justifiable
76% Not justifiable
11% Justifiable
55% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
30% Did not mention homosexuals
70% Mentioned homosexuals
50% Did not mention homosexuals
50% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
27% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
1% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
39% Did not mention homosexuals
61% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
72% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1991
Same-sex marriageOther type of partnership
Since 2017
Civil unions
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2018
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Since 1949
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
Equal
Since 2006
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