Compare LGBT Rights in China & Japan

Equality Index ?
42 / 100
65 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
63% Support
19% Against
69% Support
6% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
66% Agree
30% Disagree
68% Agree
20% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
71% Did not mention homosexuals
26% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
8% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
50% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
12% Agree
60% Disagree
44% Agree
10% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
68% Yes
22% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
21% Yes
57% No
54% Yes
36% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
28% Good place
39% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageOther type of partnership
Since 2017
Since 2018
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2008
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1982
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1949
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
Since 1947
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