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10 May 2019

Survey finds that about 85% of LGBT students in China suffer depression

The Survey by Beijing Normal University also found that 40% of the respondents had considered suicide.

Chinese news site Caixin Global analysed the results of a survey of 732 LGBT students from 29 provinces, and only 2.9% of respondents felt they had LGBT-supportive teachers.  In a conservative and family-orientated society, many LGBT Chinese live in the closet. The Survey found most respondents had come out to someone, but more than 70% had not told their parents, siblings, relatives, or teachers.
China decriminalized homosexual acts in 1997 and the Chinese Society of Psychiatrists stopped labelling same-sex attraction an illness in 2001.  Same-sex marriage is still illegal and sexual minorities continue to face significant difficulties and discrimination.
China’s Netcasting Service Association banned LGBT content from China’s internet in June 2017, labelling homosexuality as ‘abnormal sexual behaviour’ - and only last month, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced a crackdown on content deemed to be ‘pornography’, stating that any ‘content that violates correct marriage and family ethics’ should be removed. LGBT activists in China have warned that such harsh censorship laws continue to impact the LGBT population’s visibility. 
Unsurprisingly, ‘having a more inclusive school climate and more school resources, especially a positive LGBT role model, were significantly associated with the reduction of LGBT students’ suicidal ideation’ the Survey concluded, according to Caixin.  
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Chinese news site Caixin Global analysed the results of a survey of 732 LGBT students from 29 provinces, and only 2.9% of respondents felt they had LGBT-supportive teachers.  In a conservative and family-orientated society, many LGBT Chinese live in the closet. The Survey found most respondents had come out to someone, but more than 70% had not told their parents, siblings, relatives, or teachers.


China decriminalized homosexual acts in 1997 and the Chinese Society of Psychiatrists stopped labelling same-sex attraction an illness in 2001.  Same-sex marriage is still illegal and sexual minorities continue to face significant difficulties and discrimination.


China’s Netcasting Service Association banned LGBT content from China’s internet in June 2017, labelling homosexuality as ‘abnormal sexual behaviour’ - and only last month, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced a crackdown on content deemed to be ‘pornography’, stating that any ‘content that violates correct marriage and family ethics’ should be removed. LGBT activists in China have warned that such harsh censorship laws continue to impact the LGBT population’s visibility. 


Unsurprisingly, ‘having a more inclusive school climate and more school resources, especially a positive LGBT role model, were significantly associated with the reduction of LGBT students’ suicidal ideation’ the Survey concluded, according to Caixin.  


To read the more, click here

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Reader's Comments

1. 2019-05-10 21:23  
i also found people in depression but seem community supports are disable to overcome.

it is surprising that even found many active members of community also had depression but they did want to find solution or do not know.

again, many of community organization become closed community that do not open other ( non member) to give solution
they become exclusive member community that closed opportunity to learn more or they have spirituality weakness

their source information just internet or handphone or just from their community organization.

I sometime visit community group, and most of them appear in depression
2. 2019-05-11 06:25  
all gays must know
If you ever read hollybook, marriage between man and woman is not good news
but
- marriage between man and woman is curse of God
- marriage between man and woman is not purpose of life
- but marriage between man and woman is indecent proposal
- we born single , holly without marriage and we will end life by single
- all people will face death alone and none able to face it together when breath will take away
- all men who marriage women should learn more and increase quality of life by leaving their women and children when their age wil reach old
- for all men, fucking woman should not maintain as tradition till old.
- Have you gays watched movie where church priest fuck woman before and after preaching with high libido?

3. 2019-05-12 13:59  
Not just in China but lots of gays have depression its not an easy life.
Comment #4 was deleted by its author on 2019-05-13 01:28
5. 2019-05-14 07:14  
Being different from the accepted norm of a society is never easy. But, some of us were born to walk down the path that is less traveled and filled with difficulty. From this travel, we should become stronger not weaker, more open than closed, and enlightened to the world. Too many people want acceptance from others for who we are. The only real question that needs to be answered is "what is MY purpose in life?". We are to fulfill our personal life's purpose. Discover who you are, why you were put on this planet, and then pursue that purpose with passion, love, and energy. Ignore the haters. Find those that support and share that support. This world is not here for you to be liked. You are here to like this world.
6. 2019-05-14 19:17  
accepted norm does not mean good norm
thieves, lier. haters, corruptor. defamator. etc all are having man and marriage woman
7. 2019-05-14 19:33  
do not always looking for solution through internet
so many solution do not touched by internet
I got solution is not from internet or books
8. 2019-05-14 19:40  
i do not find answer for depression by internet
but you gays must ask people, they can be just people on bus sitting beside you
9. 2019-05-14 20:27  
if gay have more knowledge.
you will find that heterosexual behavior or marriage between man and woman is abnormal behavior
if you gay do not have enough knowledge, you just in prison of knowledge
10. 2019-05-15 15:10  
marriage between man and woman is rejection from God
Why?
Because man who marry woman become closer to vagina rather than closer to God
so, that man and woman marriage the same as reject merchandise
11. 2019-05-16 13:51  
botwildfck is going way over the top in his 7 posts! Does he not realise that if men are not supposed to have sex with women, the human race would die out in less than a century. So no men to have sex with other men! Quit the ranting, please! We've got your message.

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