Monthly Archives May 2018

Intersex people are now able to change their gender status on family registry without sex change operation.

The image pic of drama “IS -not a man or a woman-”. Both of leading actresses are very famous in Japan. It was found that the family court allowed two intersex persons in their twenties, who were born as girls, but identified as male due to disorders of sex development (DSD), to change their gender status on the family registry without sex change operation in 2015 and 2016. The family court’s decision is something we should celebrate because the inability to change gender status on the family registry had been a big obstacle for intersex people to alleviate gender dysphoria.
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New guidelines for LGBTQ kids in foster home to take effect.

Megumi Fuji, the chief of Rainbow Foster Care. On August 17th, Child and Family Policy Bureau announced to Child Welfare Divisions all over Japan that new guidelines for LGBTQ kids in foster home will take into effect. In childcare facilities, the number of LGBTQ children who have difficulties different from other children has been on the rise and childcare specialists sometimes face situations which are difficult to approach with old-fashioned guidelines. The new guidelines will help officials and staff working in childcare fields have better awareness of sexual minority and ask them to achieve better understanding of LGBTQ kids among
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