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Why More Japanese People Are Coming Out As LGBT Than Ever Before

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British diver Tom Daley has shared what he has working on after he went viral for knitting while poolside at the Tokyo Olympics. The athlete went viral after cameras caught him sitting in the stands in Tokyo knitting as he watched men’s and women’s diving events. After the photos and footage did the rounds, many …

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TikTok and Twitter users have been slammed for exposing queer athletes at the Olympics in Tokyo by sharing their Grindr profiles. The social media platforms’ users have used Grindr’s “Explore” feature to navigate to the Tokyo’s Olympic Village. Insider has reported at least four TikTok posts and 10 tweets have included profiles of Olympic athletes. …

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British diver Tom Daley has won his first Olympic gold medal. The out 27-year-old and his diving partner Matty Lee scored gold in their men’s synchronised 10m platform event at the Tokyo Games, with a score of 471.81. After their dive, the pair watched on as their Chinese rivals Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen performed …

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A Japanese court has ruled the country’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The Sapporo court ruled that the ban denies same-sex couples the equality guaranteed under the Japanese constitution. LGBTIQ+ activists across Japan declared the court’s decision both a symbolic victory and a step forward. Same-sex couples across Japan are seeking damages in various district courts …

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Former High Court judge Michael Kirby has urged Japan to end its “regime” of forcing transgender people to undergo invasive surgery in order to get legal recognition. The distinguished Australian lawyer is co-chair of the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute. Kirby told Japanese lawmakers there’s “no excuse” for not reforming gender recognition laws. “The …

Japanese Same-Sex Couples

Thirteen Japanese same-sex couples have marked Valentine’s Day with the filing historic lawsuits challenging the country’s ban on marriage equality. The lawsuits, filed in Tokyo and other courts around the country by five lesbian and eight gay couples, argue that the law violates same-sex couples’ constitutional right to equality. Japan’s constitution states “marriage shall be …

Japan LGBT

Japan will continue to force trans people to undergo sterilising surgery if they want to be officially recognised by their chosen gender. Four justices from Japan’s Supreme Court this week unanimously voted against an appeal filed by trans man Takakito Usui who wanted to have his gender legally changed from female to male in official …

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A group of same-sex couples are planning to sue the Japanese government for rejecting their marriage applications, in a first for the country. Lesbian couple Ai Nakajima and Kristina Baumann (pictured) are one of ten same-sex couples who are expected to file a joint lawsuit next month against the central government to challenge its current …

Japan LGBT

More people in Japan are coming out as LGBT than ever before, according to a recent study. An online survey of 60,000 people aged between 20 and 59 conducted by advertising agency, Dentsu shows that at least 1 in 11 people or 8.9% now identify as LGBT. In comparison, the same survey in 2012 showed …

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