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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ Other punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    Varies by Region
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition

Ranked #21 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(19%) Against
Support (63%)

Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt

Ranked #16 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(30%) Disagree
Agree (66%)

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #64 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(70.8%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (27.7%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #60 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(80.4%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (8.4%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #53 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(59.8%) Disagree
Agree (11.5%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #24 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(57%) No
Yes (21%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #69 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(53%) Not a good place
Good place (14%)

History

Homosexual activity in China

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Homosexual activity in China is legal.

Current status
Since 1997
Legal
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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Same-sex marriage in China

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Same-sex marriage in China is not legal.

Current status
Since Dec 4, 1982
Not legal
There are no laws in China recognizing same-sex relationships or marriage. But Chinese activists say that legality may happen in the next couple of decades.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in China

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in China is other punishment.

Current status
Other punishment
China censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016.

A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show.
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Right to change legal gender in China

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Right to change legal gender in China is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
"Sex change operation technical management standard" allows surgeries, and "Reply on household registration change gender related issues after the project's citizens Transsexual" by the Police Ministry allowed the legal gender to be changed.
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Jan 1, 2011–Sep 1, 2018
Ambiguous
Sex change laws are vague. Missing non binary options on documents.
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LGBT discrimination in China

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LGBT discrimination in China is no protections.

Current status
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in China

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LGBT employment discrimination in China is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Under Chinese Labour Law, there are no protections specifically protecting LGBT people.
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LGBT housing discrimination in China

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LGBT housing discrimination in China is varies by region.

Current status
Varies by Region
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Same-sex adoption in China

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Same-sex adoption in China is illegal.

Current status
Since Dec 4, 1982
Illegal
The China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) does not allow same-sex couples to adopt, nor does it allow foreign same-sex couples to adopt a baby from China.
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Dec 4, 1982–Sep 6, 2018
Varies by Region
Single nationwide. but laws might be pending for same sex couples in some areas.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in China

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in China is illegal.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 1949
Illegal
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Oct 1, 1949–Sep 5, 2018
Legal
More gay friendly than in the USA. Discrimination protections pending regionally.
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Blood donations by MSMs in China

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Blood donations by MSMs in China is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2012
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Homosexual men who are sexually active with other men can not donate blood in China, however, in 2012, the Chinese Ministry of Health lifted the ban against lesbians donating blood.
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1998–Jul 1, 2012
Banned (indefinite deferral)
In 1998, China banned homosexual men and women from donating blood out of fear of spreading HIV.
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Conversion therapy in China

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Conversion therapy in China is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Although a Beijing court ruled conversion therapy illegal in 2014, there is no outright ban and the practice remains widespread throughout China.
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Equal age of consent in China

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Equal age of consent in China is equal.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 1949
Equal
The age of consent in China is 14 for both same-sex and opposite sex couples.
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