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CHINA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Adoption: Yes
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes, but only with sex reassignment surgery
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you experienced transphobia from your healthcare provider?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor

Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor (100%) Yes, but I was able to find other healthcare (0 %) No (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Adoption

Have you adopted as an LGBTI person in CHINA?
The majority of people said.. I would like to but it is illegal
What is your view?
I would like to but it is illegal (42%) Tried, but denied (0 %) Yes (14%) Yes, with my partner (0 %) Never tried (42%)

Armed forces

Are you LGBTI in the military of CHINA?
The majority of people said.. Yes
What is your view?
Yes (50%) Yes, but not out (50%) No, I was discharged because of my sexual orientation (0 %)

At the work place

Are you out at work in CHINA? Have there been any responses to your sexual orientation at work?
The majority of people said.. Negative responses from boss
What is your view?
Negative responses from boss (50%) Negative responses from co-workers (50%) I was fired for my sexual orientation (0 %) Support from boss and co-workers (0 %)
Has being trans affected your job in CHINA? Do you feel limited in your career for being trans?
The majority of people said.. In too many ways to count
What is your view?
In too many ways to count (33%) I changed careers because I am trans (33%) I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am trans (0 %) My co-workers harass me because I am trans (33%) I have not been limited for being trans, though I am out at work (0 %)
Has your sexual orientation affected your job in CHINA? Do you feel limited in your career by your sexual orientation?
The majority of people said.. I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am lesbian or gay
What is your view?
In too many ways to count (0 %) I changed careers because of my sexual orientation (33%) I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am lesbian or gay (66%) My co-workers harass me because of my sexual orientation (0 %) I have not been limited by my sexual orientation, though I am out at work (0 %)

Gender identity

Have you changed government documents in CHINA concerning your gender identity? How easy was the process?
The majority of people said.. I have not tried to change official documents
What is your view?
I could change official documents easily (0 %) I changed official documents, but with much stress (0 %) I could not change my official documents (33%) I have not tried to change official documents (66%)

Health

Have you experienced transphobia from your healthcare provider?
The majority of people said.. Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor
What is your view?
Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor (100%) Yes, but I was able to find other healthcare (0 %) No (0 %)
Have you experienced homophobia or lesbophobia from your healthcare provider?
The majority of people said.. No, but I am not out to my doctor
What is your view?
Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor (25%) Yes, but I was able to find healthcare (0 %) No, but I am not out to my doctor (75%) No (0 %)
Is your healthcare affected by your sexual orientation or gender identity in CHINA?
The majority of people said.. Yes, it is more expensive
What is your view?
Yes, it is more expensive (33%) Yes, I was dropped from my insurance plan (33%) My coverage is different because of my sexual orientation (0 %) No, my healthcare is the same (33%)

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Are you out in CHINA about your HIV/AIDS status?
The majority of people said.. No
What is your view?
Yes (0 %) Yes, but not at work (0 %) Yes, only to my friends (0 %) Yes, but only to my family (33%) Yes, but only to my friends and family (0 %) No (66%)
Have you had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in CHINA?
The majority of people said.. Yes, there is no access prevention
What is your view?
Yes, there is no access prevention (100%) Yes, access to prevention is limited (0 %) Yes, getting prevention is stigmatized (0 %) No (0 %)
Have people in CHINA assumed your HIV/AIDS status because of your sexual orientation?
The majority of people said.. No
What is your view?
Yes, people think I have AIDS because I am gay (0 %) Yes, the government thinks sexual orientation and HIV or AIDS status is the same (0 %) Yes (0 %) No (100%)

LGBT families

Do students at schools in CHINA learn about LGBT families?
The majority of people said.. Not at all
What is your view?
Not at all (50%) Sometimes (50%) Regularly (0 %) Some regions (0 %) No idea (0 %)
Does CHINA recognize your same-sex marriage from another country?
The majority of people said.. No
What is your view?
No (100%) Yes, but as an unequal civil union (0 %) Yes, but as an equal civil union (0 %) Yes (0 %)
Are you married to your same-sex partner in CHINA?
The majority of people said.. No
What is your view?
Yes, I married here (0 %) Yes, I was married in another country (0 %) No, but we have a civil partnership (0 %) No (100%)

Religion

Are you religious? If so do you have a religious community in CHINA? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?
What is your view?
I am not out at my religious community (0 %) I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will (0 %) I am out, and the community condemns me (0 %) I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community (0 %) I do not have a religious community, but I want one (0 %)

Teaching LGBT rights in schools

Are lesbian, gay, and trans student groups allowed in CHINA?
The majority of people said.. No
What is your view?
No (33%) Yes (0 %) Yes, but students don’t have them (33%) No idea (33%)

Tourism

Traveled to CHINA? Did you feel comfortable being out while you were there?
The majority of people said.. I hid my sexual orientation while I was there
What is your view?
I was very comfortable (22%) It was not an issue (0 %) I hid my sexual orientation while I was there (44%) I was discriminated against because of my sexual orientation (33%)
Traveled to CHINA? Did you feel comfortable as a trans person while there?
The majority of people said.. I had no problems as a trans person
What is your view?
I did not feel comfortable at all (0 %) I felt comfortable at the hotel, but nowhere else (0 %) Only immigration authorities made me uncomfortable (0 %) I had no problems as a trans person (100%)
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