Spent the past couple hours researching #LGBT
rights in China for equaldex.com
. Some interesting facts:
- 21% of the Chinese population think homosexuality should be accepted (2013 survey).
- In 1998, China banned gay men and women from donating blood out of fear of spreading HIV. In 2012, they removed that ban, but for lesbians only.
- Though the country is still pretty behind in LGBT laws, last month it became the second country to ban gay conversion therapy (Brazil was the first in 1999). New Jersey and California banned in a few years ago and Washington, District of Columbia banned it last month. #LGBT #Gay #China #LGBTrights