Compare LGBT Rights in China & Japan

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
58 / 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 marriageNot legal
Since 1982
Since 1947
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2008
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1947
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1982
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1949
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
Since 1947
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