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CULTURE / Film
Jan 5, 2023
‘Angry Son’: A sensitive portrayal of modern youth
Kazuki Horike gives a standout performance as a gay biracial teen in Kasho Iizukau2019s flawed but heartfelt coming-of-age tale.
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WORLD / Society
Dec 14, 2022
Biden signs same-sex marriage bill in ‘vital step’ to equality
The bill signing at the White House was a celebration for supporters of the measure, with prominent members of the LGBTQ community and allies in attendance.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2022
Plaintiffs appeal Tokyo court ruling on same-sex marriage
The Tokyo District Court rejected their damages claim but said that the existing legal system is in a "state of unconstitutionality."
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ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 8, 2022
What expats and tourists need to know about new sex laws in Indonesia
The country has sought to assure foreigners that their privacy would be upheld and they shouldnu2019t worry about being prosecuted unless their family members file a complaint.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal / EXPLAINER
Dec 2, 2022
Mixed messages: What the Tokyo Court's same-sex marriage ruling really means
In saying the prohibition of same-sex marriage is both constitutional and in a u201cstate of violatingu201d the Constitution, the court was signaling that it wants parliament to settle the matter.
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JAPAN
Dec 2, 2022
Japanese lawmaker retracts past remarks on LGBTQ and other minorities
The member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party had been facing fresh scrutiny for the comments she made several years ago.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2022
Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban constitutional, but advocates hold out hope
Japan remains the only Group of Seven country that refuses to recognize same-sex marriage.
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WORLD
Nov 30, 2022
U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage bill with bipartisan support
The bill, named the Respect for Marriage Act, passed with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats present in support.
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WORLD
Nov 25, 2022
Russian lawmakers approve bill banning LGBTQ 'propaganda'
Activists say the legislation ramps up the crackdown on "non-traditional" relationships in Russia, affecting everything from books and films to social media posts.
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SOCCER / World cup
Nov 24, 2022
Germany coach Hansi Flick says team was not distracted by protest during loss to Japan
"There will be no attempts (from us) to find excuses. We were not efficient enough and at the end we made several mistakes."
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BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 23, 2022
Twitter restores anti-trans accounts and fuels hate, groups say
Advocates say the recent shooting highlights the potential real-world violence that can stem from rhetoric against the trans community.
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SOCCER / World cup
Nov 22, 2022
European teams shelve pro-LGBTQ armbands after disciplinary threat
The armbands had widely been viewed as a symbolic protest against laws in World Cup host Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal.
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WORLD
Nov 22, 2022
'Red flag' gun laws in focus after attack at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado
The laws allow courts to issue "extreme risk protection orders," removing firearms from individuals considered at risk of harming themselves or others.
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WORLD
Nov 21, 2022
Colorado mass shooter stopped by 'heroic' people inside club, police say
The shooting was the latest in a long history of attacks on LGBTQ venues in the United States, the deadliest of which claimed 49 lives at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in 2016.
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WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 20, 2022
Five dead, dozens injured in shooting at gay nightclub in Colorado
A suspect is in custody after a deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Nov 20, 2022
Tokyo marks Transgender Awareness Week with march
According to organizers, around 1,000 people joined an event that kicked off a week of events in the capital meant to bring awareness to the rights of transgender people.
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WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 19, 2022
'Rainbow wave' in U.S. midterms lifts LGBTQ hopes, but battles lie ahead
Even as Republicans gained a slim majority in the House of Representatives, the absence of the predicted "red wave" could act as a buffer against anti-LGBTQ legislation in the new Congress.
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JAPAN
Nov 11, 2022
Employee's depression recognized as work-related after gender-based harassment
The corporate worker came out at work around November 2017. But her boss repeatedly referred to her as "he" and made insulting remarks.
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SOCCER / World cup
Nov 9, 2022
World Cup ambassador calls homosexuality 'damage in the mind'
The former Qatar international's comments drew immediate criticism from human rights groups and a fresh round of protests against the tournament by German soccer fans.
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MORE SPORTS
Nov 3, 2022
Runners enthused by New York City Marathon's addition of nonbinary category
"I think it's just being able to run as your authentic self" they said, to "create a space for, you know, a group of people that that space was never there before."

Longform

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