Attitudes in China towards sexual and gender minority people are currently troublesome. But they are changing along with the generations and increasing media coverage, according to a United Nations survey.

The Survey on Social Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE) involving over 30,000 respondents and conducted on behalf of the UN Development Program, shows a China where only 15% of lesbian, gay and bisexual people have come out to friends and family, and only 5% have done so in public.

“The younger the respondent the higher the proportion of those opposed to the pathological view of homosexuality, stereotype-based prejudices, gender binary ideas, and even HIV-related stigma” says the report in its introduction. READ FULL