Participants hold a banner as they march during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture in Tokyo, Japan, May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Thousands march in Tokyo Rainbow Pride to promote LGBTQ visibility in Japan

Some 5,000 participants marched in the Tokyo Rainbow Pride on Sunday to show support for the LGBTQ community in Japan. The cheerful crowd waved banners and rainbow flags, with some members in drag or dressed in other costumes, as they marched through downtown Tokyo rallying for more visibility and rights for LGBTQ individuals in the country. ‘Everyone should

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Thousands march for gay marriage in Tokyo

Pride festival is extended by two days amid surge in interest in LGBTI issues. Some 3,000 LGBTI people and their allies Sunday (26 April) afternoon marched in Tokyo Rainbow Pride amid calls for Japan to legalize gay marriage. The crowd, many waving rainbow flags and dressed as geishas, paraded through the capital’s entertainment and shopping

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Second Tokyo district to recognize gay relationships

A second district in Tokyo has announced that it will recognize same-sex relationships. For the first time in Japan, a district of Tokyo last week announced plans to recognize gay couples’ relationships through “partnerships” certificates. The certificates will be issued by the Shibuya district, which hosts many international companies, and is regarded as a business hub.