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Tokyo: Inclusion, respect at the LGBT+ rugby tournament

Tokyo: Inclusion, respect at the LGBT+ rugby tournament

(Reuters) – Apart from the rainbow-coloured socks and pride flag flying next to the pitch, it looked like any other rugby match, with players smashing into rucks, spinning passes wide and leaping at line-outs. And for the teams taking part in Saturday’s International Gay Rugby (IGR) event in Tokyo, that is just they way they […]

Japan: Largest LGBT Pride Parade Held In Tokyo

Japan: Largest LGBT Pride Parade Held In Tokyo

On Sunday 6th May, the largest LGBT Pride march so far, with around 7,000 participants, was held in central Tokyo, to bring attention to LGBT issues and to promote equality. Members of all sections of the LGBT community took part, with rainbow-coloured banners highlighting the importance of tolerance in society, and using the word ‘equal’.

Japan: Supreme Court Rules Trans Dad ‘Legitimate’

Japan: Supreme Court Rules Trans Dad ‘Legitimate’

In a country where the Ministry of Justice had held that, where there were no blood relations between trans parents and their children, the babies were illegitimate, the Supreme Court has ruled otherwise. A transgender man and his wife had had a child that was conceived  through artificial insemination,