The suit of a Hong Kong social worker, which challenges a commonly used textbook that refers to homosexuality as a psychiatric illness, has been shot down for the second time in a row.
A representative of the LGBT-oriented organisation complains that the book’s depiction is as fact is as unproven as claiming the sun orbits around the world.
According to new findings, an expert, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, as doctors talk about homosexuality as “a disease,” they are referring to it as “an empirical theory, research finding.”
In the eastern Jiangsu province, the gay community and elderly rights advocates were angry about the court’s judgement and the 23-year-old plaintiff, since they believe she was unable to provide compelling enough to justify why he did not deserve the same retirement benefits as his male colleagues receive.
The court rejected claims that the information was “random and unfounded,” which has prompted Ou Jiayong to even to go by the name of the law Xixi to declare that it was a logical mistake.
When she started college in the summer of 2016, Xidix found that being gay was identified as a mental illness in a psychology textbook she found at the South China University of Guangzhou Agriculture and Forestry College in Guangdong, Guangdong province.
In the 2013 Mental Health for College: Jinan University released an updated version that placed the terms “common psychosexual disorders” and cross-fetish in the same category as homosexuality, having them all identified alongside the way others (along with dressing as the opposite gender and having a cross-fetish). There is some controversy as to whether homosexuality interferes with marriage and sex or whether it’s just a perverse perversion towards the same-sex spouse.
This worried Xia because he was aware that textbooks taught the value of gayness as correct behaviour in China, resulting in the people who understood themselves to be gay and homosexual being seen as legitimate and always believing that is incorrect.
Xix went to court, with publisher JD.com and the online bookstore that sells it, trying to get them to withdraw the endorsement of the textbook guide as well as to apologise publicly, in 2018. As it was she asserted, the assertion did not include any empirical evidence to support it, the book was of “poor quality.”
the Suqian District Court found in favour of the dissenting opinions of Xix on the suit, pointing out that they were attributed to differing viewpoints rather than being logical errors
By November, Xixi, who is now a social worker in Hong Kong, challenged, but the appellate court did not relent. In the subsequent week, Xix, who is now working in Hong Kong, requested that the verdict be vacated, but it was denied.
She said she thought the proof she had presented would be enough to contradict the claim that being gay was a psychiatric illness that would go against the better position.
One possibility is that the ruling was made to cut down on controversy, she offered. The downside to this is that there is that pathologizing homosexuality has helped textbooks to begin circulating, which is unfortunate.
Xix’s litigation created a groundswell of disappointment in the LGBT community and in the nation, which openly voiced their opposition to the result of the lawsuit.
Ah Qiang, a Guangzhou-based non-based NGO spokesperson for the organisation that supports the family and friends of the LGBT community, claimed that textbooks are misleading as it claims that the world goes around the sun instead of the rest of the universe.
It seems that the textbook author took disparate views with regards to sexual minorities when he edited it was assigned,” said Ah Qiang
homosexuality was decriminalised in 1997, followed by removal from the World Health Organization’s list of psychiatric illnesses in 2001 As far as China is concerned, gay people who are “at odds with themselves” or who are nervous or depressed because of their sexual orientation are also included in the manual.
In the year 1990, the WHO declassified homosexuality as a disease with the WHO as a global mental health concern.
although she had worked her way through all legitimate channels, there was still a long way to go to correct the situation
So, I’ve got my counsel and I can provide some group observations to make notes on the issues we found. I then said I’ve got a couple of meetings in the public where we will take some notes, as well as more work to do.