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Q: Are GLBT relationships common and accepted in China?

5 years 47 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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While no longer illegal in China, homosexuality is still not looked upon favourably by more traditionally-minded individuals. However, while you may not find open approval, most people are tolerant and will keep any negative opinions to themselves. In larger cities, you’ll find quite a few gay bars and events, although sometimes they just happened to be shut down by officials for various reasons. Although it’s common to see same-sex friends holding hands and sitting close to or on the lap of the other, this behaviour is typical of friendships and doesn’t necessarily mean the couple is gay/lesbian.

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As long as it is swept under the carpet and kept secret. If one of the partners is local then he/she can be ostricized. It is not a very tolerant or progressive country in that regard. Racism and sexism are still rampant and celebrated sometimes.

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These answers apply today. The younger generation in Mainland China is becoming more accepting, much to the distaste of their grandparents and the government.

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Yeah, 5 years on, and not a lot of change... but that's to be expected. Something that affects such a large part of society (attitudes in general) tend to take a generation or 2 to change...

 

BUT... it IS changing!

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From my perspective, people are gay and in open relationships but people just tend to mind their own business about it

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From my perspective, people are gay and in open relationships but people just tend to mind their own business about it

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