Tokyo Passes Anti-Discrimination Law

When Yuriko Koike was elected Governor of Tokyo in 2016, she wrote that she believed that the 2020 Olympic Games would be “a touchstone for the creation of a new Tokyo.” It appears she was right. The Toky...

Japanese Politicians Denounce Anti-LGBTQ Diet Member

Japanese civil rights advocates and politicians have publicly condemned anti-LGBTQ statements made by Diet Member Mio Sugita. They have asked for her to explain or apologize to Japan’s LGBTQ community. Sugit...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 21

1. Rhode Island Teacher of the Year Nikos Giannopoulos became a household name when he posed "visibly gay" alongside President and First Lady Trump for a photo op. He explains his message to NPR. 2. Meet Jak...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 24

1. An eighth transgender woman was murdered this week. Alphonza "Peaches" Watson of Baltimore, Maryland, was shot and killed Wednesday. Police do not have any suspects, but are actively investigating and asking...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 6

1. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Massachusetts) is the new leader of the US House's relaunched Transgender Task Force, which seeks advancement in healthcare, health disparities and education for transgender Americans...