Chinese university students come out of the closet

More than 20% of Chinese university students say they are not heterosexual Chinese university students come out of the closet

More than 20% of Chinese university students do not identify as heterosexual

GAYLES.TV.- From November 2019 to February 2020, the China Family Planning Association, China Youth Network and Tsinghua University Public Health Research Center jointly launched and implemented the «National Survey of Sexual and Reproductive Health for University Students«. This survey provides supporting data for a comprehensive assessment of the current state of sexual and reproductive health of college students to improve policies and the health and well-being of youth in China. This macro survey was conducted at 54.580 students de 1.764 universities of the Asian country.

More than 20% of Chinese university students say they are not heterosexualAccording to this survey, more than 15% of Chinese university students are LGBT +. 8,92% of the respondents identified themselves as bisexual, 4,58% as gay, 1,22% as pansexual, 0,6% asexual and 0,94% marked the option of another sexuality. In other words, only 77,28% were identified as heterosexual and 6,46% answered they are not sure of their sexual orientation. These results are another indication that attitudes towards people LGBT + en China they are changing, particularly among young people.

It is estimated that in China there may be 30 million of homosexuals. Until 1997, sexual activity between people of the same sex was considered illegal in the country until it was decriminalized. Homosexuality was classified as a mental illness by the Chinese Psychiatric Association until 2001. On May 17, 2019 the Legislative Yuan approved the bill called “Compliance Law on the Interpretation of the Judicial Yuan number 748”, Thus allowing same-sex marriage from April 24 of the same year following an order from the Constitutional Court.

More than 20% of Chinese university students say they are not heterosexual

Source: Gay Star News, Sixth tone

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