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Poll: Many Young Chinese Accepting of Gay People

  • metta8 Posts: 21239
    QUOTE Feb 17, 2012 1:17 AM GMT

    Poll: Many Young Chinese Accepting of Gay People

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/02/16/Poll_Many_Young_Chinese_Accepting_of_Gay_People/


    http://english.sina.com/china/2012/0212/439461.html
  • mizu5 Posts: 2526
    QUOTE Feb 17, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    Not surprising. I go to UBC which is.. 30-40% chinese (both born i vancouver, and largely, not).

    None of them except the really religious ones, seem to care either way.
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    QUOTE Feb 17, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    Only christian or islamic groups really care anyway..
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    QUOTE Feb 17, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    It's the same thing with young people in America or almost any European country regardless of religion, so this isn't altogether surprising. The question is, are they accepting of gay marriage? That could yield an entirely different result altogether.

    Currently China's population does not have a majority that is accepting of homosexuality.
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    QUOTE Feb 17, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    Since one beholds total acceptance for my self, I do not seek acceptance from another; thus I really do not care what the Chinese think; sorry.
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    QUOTE Feb 17, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    Funny thing, when I studied in Russia, most of my classmates and friends were a group of Chinese students. I came out to them (in addition to my Austrian roommate) and not to my Russian friends. It was no problem although they didn't quite understand it. They simply saw me as a friend and classmate, not a disturbed person like most of Russian society sees it.
  • xher Posts: 168
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    A lot of people in China may say they don't approve of homosexuality, but as soon as they realize someone they know is homosexual their attitude changes pretty fast.

    Gay rights in East Asia suffers from low exposure, but the average person has no will to resist "liberalization". I've never heard of gay people being killed for being gay in Japan or China.
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    xher saidA lot of people in China may say they don't approve of homosexuality, but as soon as they realize someone they know is homosexual their attitude changes pretty fast.

    Gay rights in East Asia suffers from low exposure, but the average person has no will to resist "liberalization". I've never heard of gay people being killed for being gay in Japan or China.


    Actually Japanese and Chinese attitude differ totally in pretty much everything they do. It won't be fair to categorize them in the same group.
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidOnly christian or islamic groups really care anyway..


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  • mizu5 Posts: 2526
    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    ricky1987 said
    xher saidA lot of people in China may say they don't approve of homosexuality, but as soon as they realize someone they know is homosexual their attitude changes pretty fast.

    Gay rights in East Asia suffers from low exposure, but the average person has no will to resist "liberalization". I've never heard of gay people being killed for being gay in Japan or China.


    Actually Japanese and Chinese attitude differ totally in pretty much everything they do. It won't be fair to categorize them in the same group.
    Japan is and has always been acceptig of homosexuality. It has long been considered natural, though most simply don't talk about it. Many of the japanese arts depend on cross dressing and and sexual fluidity.
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    theAutonomous said
    GreenHopper saidOnly christian or islamic groups really care anyway..


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  • FFFF Posts: 299
    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    At least I accept gay people.
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    theAutonomous said
    GreenHopper saidOnly christian or islamic groups really care anyway..


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    Well there are cultural issues too. For eg : in India, gay rights is not a religious but a cultural issue.
  • ZacktheMan Posts: 340
    QUOTE Feb 21, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    Hey Guys, you are missing a few facts about China. Their governments idea of birth Control is to allow just one child per family. Since most men wish to have a male child, female babies get aborted, before or after birth, until a male child is born.

    Currently, the 20 years old and younger crowd, there are 32 million more Chinese males than Chinese females.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/11/world/asia/11china.html

    Published: April 10, 2009

    BEIJING — A bias in favor of male offspring has left China with 32 million more boys under the age of 20 than girls, creating “an imminent generation of excess men,” a study released Friday said.

    For the next 20 years, China will have increasingly more men than women of reproductive age, according to the paper, which was published online by the British Medical Journal. “Nothing can be done now to prevent this,” the researchers said.

    Chinese government planners have long known that the urge of couples to have sons was skewing the gender balance of the population. But the study, by two Chinese university professors and a London researcher, provides some of the first hard data on the extent of the disparity and the factors contributing to it.

    In 2005 , they found, births of boys in China exceeded births of girls by more than 1.1 million. There were 120 boys born for every 100 girls.

    This disparity seems to surpass that of any other country, they said — a finding, they wrote, that was perhaps unsurprising in light of China’s one-child policy.


    The Bottom line, for many young Chinese males, it will be gay sex or no sex.



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    QUOTE Feb 21, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    mizu5 said
    ricky1987 said
    xher saidA lot of people in China may say they don't approve of homosexuality, but as soon as they realize someone they know is homosexual their attitude changes pretty fast.

    Gay rights in East Asia suffers from low exposure, but the average person has no will to resist "liberalization". I've never heard of gay people being killed for being gay in Japan or China.


    Actually Japanese and Chinese attitude differ totally in pretty much everything they do. It won't be fair to categorize them in the same group.
    Japan is and has always been acceptig of homosexuality. It has long been considered natural, though most simply don't talk about it. Many of the japanese arts depend on cross dressing and and sexual fluidity.


    Not really. There are a few protections as far as safety is concerned, but they don't have any type of union or marriage rights. None of the political parties even address it really.
  • xher Posts: 168
    QUOTE Feb 24, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    ricky1987 said
    xher saidA lot of people in China may say they don't approve of homosexuality, but as soon as they realize someone they know is homosexual their attitude changes pretty fast.

    Gay rights in East Asia suffers from low exposure, but the average person has no will to resist "liberalization". I've never heard of gay people being killed for being gay in Japan or China.


    Actually Japanese and Chinese attitude differ totally in pretty much everything they do. It won't be fair to categorize them in the same group.


    As far as gay rights go they're somewhat similar in that they're both vastly different from the superstitious societies elsewhere.

    Both have a legacy of not really condemning homosexuality, and both are pretty much the only nations in the world to never really persecute homosexuals.

    But yeah, Chinese people are generally more laid back about everything.