Shunsuke Ikezoe's bravery challenged Japan's implicit “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
By Annelise Giseburt 9 min read
Bar hopping through the gayest nightspot in western Japan.
Precure (Pretty Cure) reveals the newest member of their magical girl lineup — a boy.
Being queer in Japan hasn’t always been easy, but I want to be one of many voices that says it gets better.
Students worried about being judged, bullied or rejected miss out on countless educational opportunities. As a teacher, you have the power to minimize that fear. Here are some key tips to create a safe space in class.
Inter-cultural dating is already challenging, let alone when you include all the difficulties of LGBT life. Read on for tips on dating and communicating with your LGBT Japanese partner.
If you’ve ever seen a Japanese horror movie, you know that closets in Japan are no place for the living — let alone us queer folk. Here are some ways to avoid and escape the closet, no matter what you’re doing in Japan.
Join me on a tour of one of Japan’s most famous gay haunts: Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ni-chome. Lesbian and gay, Japanese and expat alike swarm there every weekend for drinks, dancing and debonair strangers. Let’s party.
It’s actually very easy to get out there in a country where, for several reasons, you may choose not to be entirely “out.”