Japan: Demand equality for LGBT people

Although it may seem at first glance that the treatment of LGBT people in Japan is satisfactory, it isn’t.

In Japan, LGBT (lesbian, gay bisexual and transexual) people still face discrimination at home with their families, at work, in education, and access to health services. Although individuals can officially change their sex in Japan, they are then not able to get married and they have to undergo sterilization, as well as  gender confirmation surgery. Some politicians and government officials even make explicitly homophobic statements in public.

In the face of love, everyone is equal and should be treated equally. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity is against international human rights law and standards.

LGBT people in Japan have waited long enough to be treated as equals. It’s time for the Japanese government to end discrimination

Tell Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to:

  • Introduce comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation to provide equal protection against discrimination in all areas and on all grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • Recognize marriages between couples of the same sex, on the same basis and conferring all the same rights, as marriages between different-sex couples

We will collect your signatures and deliver them to Shinzo Abe. With your help, we can pressure him to protect LGBT people from discrimination in Japan.

Thank you for your support.


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