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LGBT In Japan Pride Month Reading Roundup

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, we’ve prepared a roundup of our best original posts and translated articles that offer insight into the history, experiences, and progress of gender…

Sapporo City to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships from June 1

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/5/31 Sapporo City will commence its “Partnership Oath System” on June 1st. The system will for the first time officially recognize same-sex couples in the city….

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 2017/5/9 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

My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) 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,…

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

NHK 2017/5/3 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 2017/5/1 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…

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…