Compare LGBT Rights in Hong Kong & Japan

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
63 / 100
Legal Index ?
78 / 100
70 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
54 / 100
56 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1991
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (marriage rights)
Since 2023
Varies by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careUnknownLegal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionUnknownAmbiguous
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryN/ALegal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyUnknownNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2006
Since 1947
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