Kyushu Rainbow Pride 2016, the third LGBT Pride event to be hosted in Fukuoka City, was held on November 6 in Fukuoka’s Reisen Park. Attendees of all ages, nationalities, sexualities and genders gathered in celebration of diversity and to express support for the LGBT community.

I had a wonderful time speaking with NPO groups and company representatives about their efforts to support LGBT individuals, and I even got to meet some readers of this blog! There was so much positive energy and cheerfulness. Experiencing such a scene made me feel so much hope for the advancement of LGBT awareness and the creation of a more diverse and supportive society in Japan.

Here are some of the highlights of the day!

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