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11 May 2017

Watch: Tokyo Pride 2017

An estimated 5,000 march for LGBT equality in in Japan’s capital city Tokyo

Thousands of LGBT marched through Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Sunday, the culmination of the city’s Tokyo Rainbow Pride event which has seen a number of LGBT events in the city over the past week under the theme “change.”

“I believed that nothing would change. But, little by little, things are starting to change,” the event’s flyers say. “Let’s achieve a future where everybody is respected as an individual, despite differences in their sexuality.”

On the event’s official website, some local government leaders left congratulatory messages, including Shibuya Ward Mayor Ken Hasebe.

Watch some of the marchers below:








Reader's Comments

1. 2017-05-11 22:51  
There is hope for change, even in Japan.
2. 2017-05-27 22:25  
Interesting, but not very accurate. The parade in Tokyo is NOT the main event, but in fact the LGBT festival is, and this year 108,000 participated. Interesting how year after year THAT little fact never gets reported at Fridae.

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