China’s LGBT community continues to face barriers to social acceptance and legal equality: Photo: AFP
China’s LGBT community continues to face barriers to social acceptance and legal equality: Photo: AFP

International Day Against Homophobia: China still lacks protections and support for LGBT people at work and in society

  • China decriminalised homosexuality in 1997 and removed it from a list of mental illnesses in 2001, but gay marriage isn’t legal and social acceptance remains limited
  • Reports by NGOs found many people struggle to gain acceptance at work, with many saying they don’t receive enough to consider having children

China’s LGBT community continues to face barriers to social acceptance and legal equality: Photo: AFP
China’s LGBT community continues to face barriers to social acceptance and legal equality: Photo: AFP
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