Compare LGBT Rights in Hong Kong & Japan

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
Region not surveyed
54% support
36% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1991
Legal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedUnrecognized
Since 1947
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2008
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Ambiguous
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1947
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryN/AAmbiguous
Since 1947
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2006
Equal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2014
Not banned
Since 2015
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