Compare LGBT Rights in Hong Kong & Japan

Equality Index ?
64 / 100
58 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
69% Support
6% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
68% Agree
20% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
76% Did not mention homosexuals
24% Mentioned homosexuals
71% Did not mention homosexuals
26% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
27% Justifiable
30% Not justifiable
50% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
51% Agree
18% 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)
Region not surveyed
54% Yes
36% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
28% Good place
39% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1991
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2017
Since 1947
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2008
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1947
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionUnknownAmbiguous
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryN/AAmbiguous
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyUnknownUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2006
Since 1947
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