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China: Two-thirds find homosexuality ‘unacceptable’

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 25 Dec 2013, 8:43pm

    Doesn’t surprise me. At least nobody can blame it on the British colonial era for a change.

  2. I assume that is an improvement on what it would have been previously.
    Think of it this way, in the last 10 years, the population of the USA has gone from having about the same opinions on the subject as what China has today, to being over 50% supportive of gay marriage and other rights.

  3. Helge Vladimir Tiller 25 Dec 2013, 9:46pm

    —then one out of three find homosexuality “acceptable”, which roughly means 450 000 000 people. I’m content with that ! Some of them are beautiful too-sorry-many are beautiful ! Let’s go to China, and enjoy ourselves. Fall in LOVE !

  4. This is not that bad considering that half of the population is still rural, and half of the urban one has rural roots. One needs to understand where China is coming from. Chinese culture is not homophobic by nature – just look at Taiwan, possibly the champion of LGBT rights in Asia – China has taken some baby steps (like decriminalization, removement from the mental ilness list, etc.) and I believe they will take more.

    1. Yes. Especially since over 60% of British muslims want to see homosexuality criminalised in Britain (yes, the people who whine continually about how they are the victims want to victimise others – imagine if 60% of Brits wanted to see islam banned and muslims in concentration camps).

      99.5% of British muslims say they have no tolerance for homosexuality. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/may/07/muslims-britain-france-germany-homosexuality

      The rural Chinese seem to be more liberal than the vast majority of muslims in Britain, who live in urban areas. Quite a surprise really.

  5. Why are they equating homosexualiity with suicide, euthanasia, domestic violence and abortion? totally unrelated.
    If you ask stupid irrational questions of stupid irrational people you will get stupid irrational responses …what else is new?

  6. As if any survey in China is going to produce real data. This is a country where the government surveillance of its people makes the US NSA scandal look like a joke. A large number of homosexual men in China are married because of family pressure, and because they value their jobs…and perhaps their heads.

  7. johnny33308 27 Dec 2013, 7:38am

    Whether the majority find ‘homosexuality’ unacceptable or are joyous over it really makes no difference; we are here, we have always been here and we will always be here regardless of whether or not straight people ‘approve’ of us. Their approval is neither necessary nor needed. It changes nothing, we are reality so that is simply that. We will not allow the historical prejudice against us to go unanswered any longer, obviously, and we will never go back into the closet so that straight people might feel more comfortable. They need to mind their own business and get over themselves, we have. We have overcome every obstacle and we will not cease until LGBT people all over the world have Human Rights just like everyone else’s Human Rights. Period. We must do this for the future generations of LGBT kids won’t have to die from bullying ever again, and can contribute their uniqueness to Humanity. No more bigotry of any kind will be tolerated.

    1. Actually, it makes a huge difference. None of the rights we have in this country would be possible without public support. But people don’t change their minds on their own. Media, cultural and political influences lead the way. Astonishingly, Will & Grace is credited with breaking down barriers for millions of Americans
      The Chinese will get there in the end because it makes economic sense for them to do so. Plus, they have an overwhelmingly male population which will allow for a lot of natural bisexuality to flourish. Chinese culture , having been destroyed by the Cultural Revolution, now exists for most only in towing the party line. They will all turn on a dime as soon as the government discover a profitable tolerance.

  8. My 87 year old Chinese Grandmother in law, Mother in law, 4 siblings in law, ancient Aunts & Uncles in law and numerous cousins seems to have no problem with a gay couple- even inter-racial.. In my experience the Chinese respect loyalty and of course money. For most – gay is not an issue nor an honour – but like everyone if you don’t understand then you fear.

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