Rainbow flag is the symbol of LGBTQIA+, photo forwarded from All-China Women’s Federation
A survey reveals that young people in China have different opinions towards sexual minorities. Data shows that more than 91 per cent of young people know about concepts of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual, but only 16 per cent know the concept of Questioning. In addition, among these people, 87.5 per cent learned it through social media networks.
Regarding friendship, 70 per cent of people would like to make friends with sexual minorities.
However, when asking about future kids, only 66 per cent think they will encourage and support their children to correctly recognize their sexual orientation. There are also 4 per cent people strongly oppose that their children are sexual minorities.
In the questionnaire, 70 per cent young people think sexual minorities’ pressure comes from secular prejudice and family pressure, and 83 per cent think of public opinion.
Bernice Liu, a 21-year-old media student in Guangzhou, said: “Sexual orientation can't be forced. If my child is gay or lesbian, I am willing to accept it.”
“I think pressure comes mainly from family members, classmates and teachers, and the society’s incomprehension. Many people think it is a psychological disease, because for a long time, men and women have been together and reproduce. However, there is such an attraction between the same sex as well.” Liu said.
Bernice Liu is being interviewed, photo taken by Angela Hu