A transgender woman dances in Lianhuashan Park. Shenzhen. While China doesn’t recognise LGBTQ people, and restricts freedom of expression about LGBTQ people, same-sex couples find ways to gain legal protection, a global report notes. Photo: Emeric Fohlen/NurPhoto via Getty Images A transgender woman dances in Lianhuashan Park. Shenzhen. While China doesn’t recognise LGBTQ people, and restricts freedom of expression about LGBTQ people, same-sex couples find ways to gain legal protection, a global report notes. Photo: Emeric Fohlen/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A transgender woman dances in Lianhuashan Park. Shenzhen. While China doesn’t recognise LGBTQ people, and restricts freedom of expression about LGBTQ people, same-sex couples find ways to gain legal protection, a global report notes. Photo: Emeric Fohlen/NurPhoto via Getty Images
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For LGBTQ people in China the picture is mixed, global report finds, with some legal protections but barriers to freedom of expression

  • Same-sex couples can become each other’s legal guardians, a status similar to a civil union, in China, annual ILGA World report notes
  • ‘China’s situation isn’t the worst in Asia, but it still has room for improvement,’ Xin Ying, executive director of the Beijing LGBTQ Centre, says

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A transgender woman dances in Lianhuashan Park. Shenzhen. While China doesn’t recognise LGBTQ people, and restricts freedom of expression about LGBTQ people, same-sex couples find ways to gain legal protection, a global report notes. Photo: Emeric Fohlen/NurPhoto via Getty Images A transgender woman dances in Lianhuashan Park. Shenzhen. While China doesn’t recognise LGBTQ people, and restricts freedom of expression about LGBTQ people, same-sex couples find ways to gain legal protection, a global report notes. Photo: Emeric Fohlen/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A transgender woman dances in Lianhuashan Park. Shenzhen. While China doesn’t recognise LGBTQ people, and restricts freedom of expression about LGBTQ people, same-sex couples find ways to gain legal protection, a global report notes. Photo: Emeric Fohlen/NurPhoto via Getty Images
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