Monthly Archives January 2019

The Rainbow Diet to Embrace Sexual Diversity in the Tokyo 2020

The 2nd Rainbow Diet (Raibow Kokkai in Japanese) was held at First Member’s Office Building of the House Representatives on March 13th, Tuesday. It was filled with as many as twenty two Diet members and they discussed the discrimination against LGBT professional sports players. The Rainbow Diet started with discussion among five guest speakers, Kanae Doi, the representative of Human Rights Watch Japan, Hiroshi Hase, the chairperson of LGBT all- party parliament group, Kyoko Raita, a professor of Chukyo University, Yuki Arata, a member of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Preparation committee, and Fumino Sugiyama, a FtM transgender man who
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Osaka City Under Consideration for Same-sex Partnership

Mayor Sakaki of Yodogawa Ward speaking at Kansai rainbow pride. “Same-sex couples need to be recognized and embraced in our society. Same-sex partnership will possibly be a great chance for the local businesses to recognize and support same-sex couples,” Mayor Yoshimura said in response to the question asked by a city council. The mayor showed a positive attitude toward same-sex partnership. On March 9th, the mayor announced that the city would recognize same-sex partnership from next September and make guidelines regarding LGBT policies and family services including same-sex partners for the local businesses. Osaka City will be the 3rd city
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My Brother’s Husband’s Talk Show

This TV poster excited many fans In 2015, a gay manga titled “My Brother’s Husband” won a series of manga awards and was nominated as Best Manga of the Year in Angouleme, France. “My brother’s Husband” was so highly rated in France that Liberation, a French newspaper, introduced it as one of the good books to be distributed to school libraries all over France. Gengoroh Tagame, the author of “My Brother’s Husband” is now the center of the attention from all over the world. What’s more, it is going to be a TV drama on NHK on March 4th of
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Fukuoka City to recognize same-sex partnerships.

The center person is Mayor Takashima, at the reception party of Kyushu Rainbow Pride 2017 On February 8th, the Fukuoka City announced that it would begin recognizing same-sex partnerships from April,2018. The city is to recognize same-sex partnerships in the same way as Tokyo’s Setagaya ward. The city is to start accepting written oaths of partnership and issue special certificates. Anyone unmarried and aged 20 or older who lives in the city can apply for it. The city is planning to make guidelines for same-sex partnerships and start accepting applications from April 1st. In addition to the guidelines, opening consulting
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