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LGBTQ landmark: Pride House Tokyo opens as part of pre-Olympic project

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By Kyoko Hasegawa

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Good move by Japan. Unlike many Western nations, especially USA, there is no religious stigma against LGBTQ people in Japan. Pride House Tokyo will show the world LGBTQ people are accepted in Japan.

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OK, but where is it?

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Good move by Japan. Unlike many Western nations, especially USA, there is no religious stigma against LGBTQ people in Japan

So why is Japan behind most western nations regarding equality for LGBT people?

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Good. Everyone is free to be who they are if they are harming no one else. Peace.

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"In sport, we are all equal," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement released Sunday.

Right! That's why the Olympics consists of contests to decide the best, the second best and so on!

Contests are not about equality!

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It is about time.

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Very good news! I will visit there when I have time.

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If they wanted to tackle the stigma they would not have cropped the head off the person in the photo that accompanies the story.

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No Olympics but freedom for alternative people.

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Strange because Japan is ghe only country where you have special talento dressed weirdly like transgenders.

Just live your life. For me, those are all specific medical conditions.

People are not mean if they know what they face.

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Where will the permanent meeting space and information center, seeking to educate the public about sexual diversity and offer refuge to those suffering harassment or discrimination, be set up for those who have left the LGBTQP lifestyle?

Gender confusion activists surround former members of the LGBTQP community demanding that the gay lifestyle MUST be their sole identity and will demonize them and/or their family until they affirm homosexuality and/or the lifestyle.

No one has to be a to be a lifestyle. Ex-LGBTQP should be protected.

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seeking to educate the public about sexual diversity and offer refuge to those suffering harassment or discrimination.

What about those into all of those various other sexual practices one might think of? This seems like a narrow minded view of “sexual diversity”. Which ones besides man-man and woman-woman are on the Olympic Committees approved list? If the Olympic ideal is going to move out from sports to sexual practices shouldn’t everyone have a chance to get the gold?

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@Fighto!

Unlike many Western nations, especially USA, there is no religious stigma against LGBTQ people in Japan

You are correct. Japan simply is against their rights because it goes against the supposed societal norms.

Japan is making so many changes very quickly in attempts to cover all basis prior to the Olympics. What I want to know is will these changes stick and be properly enforced after the Olympics are over?

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Rolf Anderson Oct. 11 11:52 pm JST

Where will the permanent meeting space and information center, seeking to educate the public about sexual diversity and offer refuge to those suffering harassment or discrimination, be set up for those who have left the LGBTQP lifestyle?

It is not a lifestyle. It is a sexual orientation, and no one "leaves."

Gender confusion activists surround former members of the LGBTQP community demanding that the gay lifestyle MUST be their sole identity and will demonize them and/or their family until they affirm homosexuality and/or the lifestyle.

This is simply not true at all. The LGBTQIA community is very diverse, there is no Central Command handing down orders, making demands, or recruiting, for that matter. It's not the military, you know.

No one has to be a to be a lifestyle. Ex-LGBTQP should be protected.

There is no such thing as "ex" - what? I think you know the acronym is LGBTIQIA. And if you don't know, then why are you making prouncouncements as if you are some sort of expert on the topic? Getting something as simple as that wrong just shows ignorance.

Your claims are entirely false, and approaching homophobic.

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WolfpackToday 03:52 am JST

seeking to educate the public about sexual diversity and offer refuge to those suffering harassment or discrimination.

What about those into all of those various other sexual practices one might think of? This seems like a narrow minded view of “sexual diversity”. Which ones besides man-man and woman-woman are on the Olympic Committees approved list? If the Olympic ideal is going to move out from sports to sexual practices shouldn’t everyone have a chance to get the gold?

First, there is a clear distinction between a sexual practice and a sexual orientation. A sexual practice is something people do; while a sexual orientation is what people are.

Secondly, the acronym is LGBTQIA+, and is mean to be inclusive of all sexual minorities, not just gay men and lesbian women.

Does that help?

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