National survey on LGBTI people in China released

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The results of a survey on Chinese LGBTI people in China were released yesterday in the conference hall of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The survey, entitled “Being LGBTI in China: A National Survey on Social Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression”, was jointly implemented by UNDP, Peking University’s Sociology Department and the Beijing LGBT center. The survey received great support from dozens of national and local community, business and media organizations, and nearly 30,000 copies of valid questionnaires were received from all of China’s provinces.

The survey reflects the life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, and people with other non-conforming sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, in regards to the legal environment, education, employment, family, access to health services and mental health, media, social services, faith and other areas, especially in terms of discrimination and unfair treatment suffered by sexual and gender minorities as well as social attitudes towards them.

It aims to provide baseline information for government bodies, international institutions, the educational sector and corporate and non-profit organizations, and promote the adoption of anti-discrimination and protective laws and policies for China’s sexual and gender minorities.

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