Two out of three people in China find homosexuality unacceptable, according to a survey by Shanghai Jiaotong University released today.
The survey asked almost 3,500 residents across the country what they thought of topics such as homosexuality and their acceptance's grade. The answers showed that over 68 percent of respondents graded the topic of homosexuality in the range considered unacceptable.
Although homosexual activity between consenting adults was legalised in 1997, and homosexuality declassified as a mental illness in 2001, traditional values still played a dominant role in determining social attitudes.
Currently, there are no laws in China to protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor same-sex couples can marriage or adopt.