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LGBT Rights in Aomen special administrative region

Aomen is governed by federal China law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Other type of partnership
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    Ambiguous
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

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History

Homosexual activity in Aomen

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Homosexual activity in Aomen is legal.

Current status
Since 1997
Legal
China’s current Penal Code (1997) contains no explicit prohibition of consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex.
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Same-sex marriage in Aomen

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Same-sex marriage in Aomen is other type of partnership.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2017
Other type of partnership
Since October 1st, 2017, a system that is in use for same-sex couples was enacted called "legal guardianship" or "guardianship agreement". The system grants same-sex couples some limited rights such as medical care, property management and other additional rights that can expressed through different documents the couple may sign.

Additionally, Beijing provides dependent residency status to foreign same-sex couples since the 1st of July 2013.

In Hong Kong, several court decisions and most notably court case Leung Chun Kwong v Secretary for the Civil Service granted same-sex couples limited rights and benefits in the realm of immigration, tax rights and inheritance.
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Jan 2017–Oct 1, 2017
Not legal
There are no laws in China recognizing same-sex marriage in China. But Chinese activists say that legality may happen in the next couple of decades.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Aomen

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Aomen is state-enforced.

Current status
State-enforced
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.

In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

In August of 2023, Chinese officials removed an LGBTQ song from the set list of popular Taiwanese pop star A-Mei, ahead of her concert in Beijing. Security guards at the event forced fans to remove rainbow symbols and clothing. On the 22nd of August, Chinese officials shut down a handful of popular social media accounts on the Chinese social networking service WeChat.

Right to change legal gender in Aomen

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

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2018
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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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Aomen

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Aomen is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
According to Wikipedia.
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LGBT discrimination in Aomen

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LGBT discrimination in Aomen is no protections.

Current status
No protections
China does not have protections for housing discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Aomen

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LGBT employment discrimination in Aomen is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Under Chinese Labour Law, there are no protections specifically protecting LGBT people. Macau bans some discrimination in employment.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Aomen

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LGBT housing discrimination in Aomen is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protection laws are in place yet, that includes Hong Kong and Macau.
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Same-sex adoption in Aomen

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Same-sex adoption in Aomen is single only.

Current status
Since Sep 6, 2018
Single only
Single nationwide. but laws might be pending for same sex couples in some areas.
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Dec 4, 1982–Sep 6, 2018
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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Serving openly in military in Aomen

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Serving openly in military in Aomen is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 1949
Ambiguous
For homosexuals the policy is don't ask don't tell banned for transgenders
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Blood donations by MSMs in Aomen

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Blood donations by MSMs in Aomen 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 Aomen

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Conversion therapy in Aomen 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 Aomen

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Equal age of consent in Aomen 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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