Entry #196: Homosexual activity in China

Current Version

RegionChina
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start Date1997
End Datenow
DescriptionChina’s current Penal Code (1997) contains no explicit prohibition of consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex.
Sourceshttps://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 101) https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3123549/homosexuality-can-be-called-mental-disorder


Revision History (8)

Revision by Markissik. Fixing the status after several reports + fixing the description + adding one more source + adding the date law began

Old Value New Value (Current)
Value(REMOVED)Legal
Special StatusAmbiguousLegal
Start Date(NONE)1997
DescriptionWhile no laws ever existed to criminalize sodomy, homosexual can still be classified as a mental disorder.China’s current Penal Code (1997) contains no explicit prohibition of consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex.
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While no laws ever existed to criminalize sodomy, homosexual can still be classified as a mental disorder. China’s current Penal Code (1997) contains no explicit prohibition of consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex.
Sourceshttps://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3123549/homosexuality-can-be-called-mental-disorderhttps://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 101)

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3123549/homosexuality-can-be-called-mental-disorder
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https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3123549/homosexuality-can-be-called-mental-disorder https://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 101) https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3123549/homosexuality-can-be-called-mental-disorder

Revision by cihalcoc. It is ambiguous

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)Ambiguous
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "It's fully legal"
  • Status is not correct "Homosexuality is completely legal in China"
  • Date is incorrect "Legal since 1997"
  • Status is not correct "It's legal"

Revision by Pizzaslices412653. No laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Legal
Special StatusAmbiguous(REMOVED)

Revision by CHR0LL0PH0BICCC

Old Value New Value
DescriptionWhile homosexuality is not specifically illegal, it can still be classified as a mental disorder.While no laws ever existed to criminalize sodomy, homosexual can still be classified as a mental disorder.
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While homosexuality is not specifically illegal, it can still be classified as a mental disorder. no laws ever existed to criminalize sodomy, homosexual can still be classified as a mental disorder.
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "The fact, that some chinese courts consider homosexuality as an «illness», doesn't make its legality ambiguous, because it doesn't criminalise same-sex sexual activity. So the correct status should be «Legal»."

Revision by CHR0LL0PH0BICCC

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)Ambiguous
Start Date1997(NONE)
DescriptionHomosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997 and was declassified as a mental disorders in 2001. According to a 2010 report by IGLHRC, "the Chinese government has remained largely silent on the issue of homosexuality."While homosexuality is not specifically illegal, it can still be classified as a mental disorder.
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Homosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997 and was declassified as a mental disorders in 2001. According to a 2010 report by IGLHRC, "the Chinese government has remained largely silent on the issue of homosexuality." While homosexuality is not specifically illegal, it can still be classified as a mental disorder.
Sourceshttp://www.iglhrc.org/content/china-legal-position-and-status-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-people-people%E2%80%99s
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/06/is-gay-marriage-coming-to-china/277296/
https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3123549/homosexuality-can-be-called-mental-disorder
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http://www.iglhrc.org/content/china-legal-position-and-status-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-people-people%E2%80%99s http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/06/is-gay-marriage-coming-to-china/277296/ https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3123549/homosexuality-can-be-called-mental-disorder
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_China"

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value
Sourceshttp://www.iglhrc.org/content/china-legal-position-and-status-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-people-people%E2%80%99shttp://www.iglhrc.org/content/china-legal-position-and-status-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-people-people%E2%80%99s
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/06/is-gay-marriage-coming-to-china/277296/
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http://www.iglhrc.org/content/china-legal-position-and-status-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-people-people%E2%80%99s http://www.iglhrc.org/content/china-legal-position-and-status-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-people-people%E2%80%99s http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/06/is-gay-marriage-coming-to-china/277296/
Reports (11)
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Newer law has been passed "https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3123549/homosexuality-can-be-called-mental-disorder. It has been decriminalized but legally can still be considered a mental disorder. "
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "It was never criminalized at the first place so there is no such thing “decriminalize” to begin with. It is grey area/topic never clearly addressed in Chinese legal system. The only opinion was a 1964 opinion by chinee Supreme Court that consensual between/among adults in private place is not a offense/crime."
  • Status is not correct "China will arrest anyone and anything that is confused on its sexuality."
  • Status is not correct "It should be "was not declassified as a mental disorders in 2001""
  • Status is not correct "test"
  • Status is not correct "test"
  • Status is not correct "test"
  • Status is not correct "test"
  • Status is not correct "test"

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value
DescriptionHomosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997.Homosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997 and was declassified as a mental disorders in 2001. According to a 2010 report by IGLHRC, "the Chinese government has remained largely silent on the issue of homosexuality."
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Homosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997. and was declassified as a mental disorders in 2001. According to a 2010 report by IGLHRC, "the Chinese government has remained largely silent on the issue of homosexuality."

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
DescriptionHomosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997.
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Homosexuality was decriminalized in China in 1997.

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