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“You’re not alone” – LGBT Youths Address Students at School Visits

Yahoo News 4/28/2016 “I was uncomfortable taking baths with everyone, and I didn’t attend school trips or excursions.” Yamashita Subaru (25) reflects on his middle school days. “At … Read more ➡︎

LDP: “We have a duty to facilitate the understanding of LGBT”

TV Asahi News 4/28/2016 The Liberal Democratic Party has turned it attention toward eliminating discrimination towards Lesbian, Gay and other sexual minorities, claiming it is “the government’s obligation” … Read more ➡︎

Otsuka Takashi, Pioneer of the 90’s Gay Boom, on LGBT Progress in Japan

“We must take action lest we allow the movement to fade” Huffington Post Japan 4/2/16 Fuelled by the introduction of same-sex partnership systems in various municipalities across Japan, … Read more ➡︎

Japanese Ministry of Justice Releases “Human Rights Public Awareness Video” Explaining LGBTQ

This morning, I came across a wonderful (Japanese only) video resource titled “Living As Yourself – Sexual Minorities and Human Rights” (あなたがあなたらしく生きるために・性的マイノリティと人権), which was recently created by the … Read more ➡︎

Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

Back in February, I wrote about how the municipal government of Shibuya was considering creating non legally-binding certificates stating that a same-sex couple was in a relationship “equivalent … Read more ➡︎

Steady Progression

Hello everyone! For those of you living in colder climates, are you getting through the winter unscathed? Here in Fukuoka, the signs of spring are already revealing themselves. … Read more ➡︎

Recognition of Same-Sex Couples in Japan? Shibuya Ward on the Forefront of Equality

Big news coming out of Japan today. Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward is planning on issuing non-legally binding certificates indicating that same-sex partners are in “relationships equivalent to marriage,” the … Read more ➡︎

Winter Days and LGBT News from Japan

I hope that everyone’s years are off to a good start! Taku and I have been hanging out as we normally do. After the nine day New Year’s holiday we … Read more ➡︎

“Don’t judge a book by its cover!” ; Japanese Drama ‘Gomen Ne Seishun’ Tackles Transgender Acceptance

This Autumn, I’ve been watching the TBS Drama 「ごめんね青春」(Gomen-ne Seishun), a drama about a teacher, Heisuke Hara (Kanjyani 8’s Nishikido Ryo), a man still filled with guilt over … Read more ➡︎