One such story refers to Duke Xian of Jin reigned — BCE planting a handsome young man in a rival's court in order to influence the other ruler with the young man's sexual charm and to give him bad advice. It is supposed that most such works have been purged in the periodic book burnings that have been a feature of Chinese history. This manuscript sought to present the "supreme joy" sex in every form known to the author; the chapter on homosexuality comes between chapters on sex in Buddhist monasteries and sex between peasants. However, despite these changes, no civil rights law exists to address discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But anti-discrimination and equality, which are at the core of the issues of concern to LGBT people, are universal values that all governments should support. Secretary for Justicethis has been interpreted to include sexual orientation. But relationships, and trust, are difficult to build between the government and civil society, meaning that officials have limited opportunity to collaborate with those on the ground.
Research conducted by The Chinese Journal of Human Sexuality in showed that nearly 85 percent of the respondents supported same-sex marriage, while about 2 percent of them oppose the idea, and 13 percent of them said "not sure.
Homosexuality in China
It was also during this period that one of the first mentions of female homosexuality surfaced. The losses included one of its most steadfast strongholds, the southern city of Kaohsiung. Retrieved 22 September Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive the latest articles on a wide range of human rights policy and strategy issues. The Marriage Law of the People's Republic of China defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Beijing currently provides dependent residency status to the same-sex partners of legal residents, such as expats.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans in Church history. The High Court heard the case in a brief minute preliminary hearing in Augustand it is expected to be heard in the first half of There are no anti-discrimination laws protecting sexual minorities in China. Infilm-maker Fan Popo sued government censors for pulling his gay documentary Mama Rainbow from online sites. All mentions to homosexuality in criminal law were removed in In addition to having relationships with men, the Zhengde Emperor also had many relationships with women. The term luan feng was used to describe homosexuality.