TOKYO RAINBOW PRIDE

TOKYO RAINBOW PRIDE PARADE The Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade saw high levels of participation this year. With thousands of people marching through Yoyogi Park on May 7 and 8.  To raise awareness of Japan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  The march comes at a time when many LGBT Japanese people are still struggling with violence, threats and discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Last year, Tokyo made headway by acknowledging same-sex partnerships in its Shibuya and Setagaya Wards. However, nationwide laws have not yet been reformed.  While social acceptance of sexual minorities is growing in Japan, young people who identify as LGBT are often harassed and bullied. In Japanese schools as noted in a recent report by Human [...]