Japan Society’s “A Third Gender” Exhibition Highlights the Bishounen of Centuries Past

Last week, I finally had a chance to visit the Japan Society to experience their latest exhibition, A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints.

Japanese Idol Group “Tacoyaki Rainbow” Sing LGBT Diversity; Progress or Pandering?

“7 billion people, rainbow!” “Male and female, rainbow!” “Gloomy and cheerful, rainbow!” “Niche and major, rainbow!” “Love comes in all colors, Rainbow!” So begins RAINBOW~Because I’m Me~ (RAINBOW~私は私やねんから〜), released…

Over 100,000 Attend Tokyo Rainbow Pride; Appeal for LGBT-Inclusive Society

Livedoor News 5/9/2017 Over two days on May 6th and 7th, an estimated 105,000 individuals attended Tokyo Rainbow Pride to appeal for the creation of a society where…

Review: My Brother’s Husband – Volume 1

Gengoroh Tagame (Author), Anne Ishii (Translator) May 2, 2017 Pantheon Graphic Novels, 352 Pages Print/Digital While I’m not an avid reader of gay manga, I was intrigued to…

Setagaya Ward Announces Same-Sex Partnership Milestone; 50 Couples Registered

NHK 5/3/2017 It has been announced that 50 couples have registered using the same-sex partnership system in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. The ward plans to continue to advance its policies…

Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017 Kicks Off; Democratic Party Leader Makes Address

Blogos 5/1/2017 Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017 will take place at various locations in Tokyo from April 29th through May 7th. The event aims to deepen the understanding of LGBT and other…

Japanese-Language LGBT Resource Roundup

Over the past few years, the amount of information in Japanese about LGBT related topics in Japan has exploded, with internet resources being no exception. While some of the…

帰省 – Homecoming

After nearly five years of living in Japan, I’ve moved back to the United States ahead of Taku in order to prepare for our new life together.

Japanese Student Film Imagines a World Where Homosexuality is Majority

Asahi Shinbun Digital 4/2/2017 “Following similar movements across Europe and the Americas, the National Diet has prohibited heterosexuality in Japan.” ‘The Other Side’ , created last year by…