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Although China is a very conservative society, surveys suggest the majority of the population are reasonably tolerant of gay people.
However, there is intense pressure on young Chinese to get married, so it can be difficult for gay Chinese to be open about their sexuality.
The state-run English newspaper, the China Daily, has in the past suggested that official statistics estimate the number of gay men and women in mainland China to be around 30 million, or just under 3% of the population. It admitted, though, that few are willing to acknowledge their sexuality.
Originally posted by secretagent woooman