Last week, I’ve noticed an uptick in the amount of LGBT related news coming out of Japan, and I wanted to take a moment to share an interesting article I came across.

New NPO brings same-sex marriage equality into Japanese public debate

Right now, the biggest problem in the Japanese LGBT community is their silence. There is little dialogue about gay rights in Japan because few people are willing to make their voices heard.

Of course, because there are no specific LGBT anti-discrimination laws, such as protections in the workplace, many are reluctant to come out and speak openly. However, because there is no dialogue about gay rights, many non-LGBT people think that there’s no need for them. Therefore, the first step is getting a dialogue started and educating Japanese people. I think it’s really promising to see the gears of equality starting to turn here.

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