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 and sexual minorities in Japan.
Please enjoy, and have a happy and safe LGBT Pride Month!
Employment discrimination remains a struggle for many LGBT individuals.
Misconceptions and prejudices remain a burden for LGBT workers.
Japanese companies are awarded for their efforts to extend equal rights to all employees and foster LGBT awareness.
On Coming Out
Kitamaru Yuji, one of the first journalists in Japan to report on the American gay liberation movement in the 80’s, gives his thoughts about the difficulty of coming out in Japan.
Instances of gender and sexual fluidity in traditional Japanese culture have created a notion of Japanese society as being tolerant and accepting of LGBT individuals. The modern reality is not that simple.
Otsuka Takashi reflects on the LGBT movements of the past and how to keep the momentum going.
≫“LGBT people grant marriage its utmost shine” – Otsuka Takashi on the Importance of Same-Sex Marriage in Japan
Otsuka Takashi talks about possible backlash to the LGBT rights movement and why equal marriage rights are so important.
NPO groups address the shortcomings in Japan’s public school curriculum, teaching students about gender and sexual diversity.
One city has begun spreading awareness of the struggles of life as an sexual and gender minority.
An idol group composed of 3 female to male transgender individuals hopes to spread LGBT awareness through visibility.
As the movement for equality continues to draw headlines, Japanese companies have been quick to reach for the rainbow flag. But what are their true intentions?