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Japan's LGBT Coming-of-Age Ceremony

Greenz Global

Are you familiar with the word “LGBT”?
This stands for Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-sexual. In our current society, people are divided as male or female and being heterosexual is the “norm”.

In January 2013, a unique coming-of-age ceremony was held in the Setagaya Civil Hall. It was unique as age and sexuality were not asked but instead, the theme for the ceremony was “To be yourself”.

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  • Tom Maybrier

    I'm really proud of these people who take ground-breaking steps to promote LGBT visibility in cultures that traditionally dismiss the experiences of LGBT people as aberrations or anomalies, rather than acknowledging them as valid, complete and core parts of very real identities.

    • Greenz Global

      Thank you for reading. Re:Bit is originally, a small group at Waseda University. They keep organising various events in Tokyo, including the coming-age-ceremony on Jan 21.