Compare LGBT Rights in China & Japan

Equality Index ?
48 / 100
63 / 100
Legal Index ?
51 / 100
70 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
45 / 100
56 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (limited rights)
Since 2017
Varies by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1986
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2002
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2018
Intersex infant surgeryAmbiguousNot banned
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
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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