The Shanghai Fag Hag is back! After an extended and highly enjoyable break from China, we have returned, just in time for the release of Li Yinhe’s (our personal, sexologist hero!) Homosexuality Survey. Peijin Chen, has done an awesome translation of the survey on his blog, but we’ll give you a few highlights. Not to give it all away, but this fairy queen found the answers surprisingly enlightened:
- When asked if they thought heterosexuals and homosexuals are equal individuals, just over 80% said yes. (I know it’s not 100%, but we are getting there.)
- 91% said that they ought to have equal employment rights.
- Almost 30% said they would support gay marriages. (Go California!)
- Only 7.5% of the people interviewed said they knew someone that was homosexual. (Could it be because some gay people we know in China are in heterosexual marriages and have a child? More on that later….)
Let us know what you hear on the gay grapevine at shanghaifaghag [at] gmail.com!
P.S. We love Pete’s LGBT column in City Weekend. It’s about time something was put in print regularly about gay people in Shanghai!
Previously on Shanghaiist
Li Yinhe on the recent porn crackdowns
Li Yinhe fires back
‘Respected professor upsetting the sexual apple cart’
Porno kings, stiff bananas and cyber sex ed
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