“Dear concept of LGBT,”
Talent Makimura Asako (28) contributed this letter which was published in Modern Philosophy (現代思想, from publisher Seidosha) in October 2015. LGBT is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. It holds almost the same meaning as the term sexual minority.
Since Makimura’s announcement of her marriage to a woman, she has come to write about her experiences as a lesbian. But in the letter, she already has declared that she will no longer refer to herself as an LGBT individual. We asked her what she meant.