Compare LGBT Rights in China & Taiwan

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
65 / 100
Public Opinion
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
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
58% Did not mention homosexuals
42% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
8% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
22% Justifiable
41% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
12% Agree
60% Disagree
51% Agree
35% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
21% Yes
57% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
39% Good place
42% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1947
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1982
Legal
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2007
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2007
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1982
Legal
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1949
Legal
Since 2002
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2001
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2018
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
Equal
Since 1947
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