Many Lgbtq activists are outraged by the decision.
A high court in China has upheld a lower court’s ruling in favour of a textbook’s description of homosexuality as a mental disorder.
China’s LGBTQ community has criticized the decision.
The decision of the Suqian Intermediate People’s Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu was called “random and baseless” by Ou Jiayong, also known as Xixi, who had filed the lawsuit.
Activists in the West have called this verdict unfortunate although are adamant to call out China for its human rights abuses in the Uighur province.
US President, Joe Biden called genocide and discrimination in China are due to “different cultural norms”.
The textbook, being used by a number of Chinese universities, is the 2013 edition of Mental Health Education for College Students published by Jinan University Press.
It has listed homosexuality under “common psychosexual disorders” along with cross-dressing and fetishism.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.