LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law

Source: The Japan Times - View Original Article
Published: Oct 16, 2020
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67% Conservative


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 67% Conservative:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Police funding
  • 2 negative sentiments for LGBT Equality


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Police funding
LGBT Equality

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88% "Pressure to conform still forces many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to hide their sexual identities, even from their families.""
87% "In sports, you often have to hide who you really are, and in this environment you can't really feel safe and enjoy sports, Shimoyamada ..."
81% "Sexual minority groups and human rights activists launched a petition on Thursday calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it ..."
75% "If you're not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site: https://www.enable-javascript.com/""
71% "He said he was unable to disclose his sexual identity when he was competing about 15 years ago because of fear of discrimination.""
58% "Japan has slowly shown an increased awareness of sexual diversity but it is often superficial.""
-54% "Representatives of the groups sponsoring the petition said they plan to submit it to national lawmakers for parliamentary discussion and enactment next year.""
-70% "Recently, a local assemblyman in Tokyo belonging to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's conservative governing party sparked outrage after linking LGBT people to the country's ..."
-78% "Fumino Sugiyama, a transgender activist and former Olympian in women's fencing, joined a news conference announcing the start of the petition.""
-93% "Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

38% : "In this country, equal rights for LGBT people are not guaranteed by law or in their social lives," said Yuri Igarashi, co-representative of the Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation, one of several organizers of the petition.
22% : Same-sex marriage is not legally allowed, and transgender people are required to remove their reproductive organs to have sex changes reflected in official documents -- a requirement that international medical experts and human rights groups criticize as inhumane.
24% : Japan ranks among the lowest among OECD countries for LGBT equality, and does not even have a population estimate for sexual minorities, according to Yumiko Murakami, head of the OECD Tokyo Center.
88% : Pressure to conform still forces many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to hide their sexual identities, even from their families.
87% : "In sports, you often have to hide who you really are, and in this environment you can't really feel safe and enjoy sports," Shimoyamada said Thursday, referring to bullying and harassment targeted at sexual minorities.
81% : Sexual minority groups and human rights activists launched a petition on Thursday calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it can be enacted next year, when the country is set to host the Olympics and will be the focus of international attention.
75% : If you're not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site: https://www.enable-javascript.com/
71% : He said he was unable to disclose his sexual identity when he was competing about 15 years ago because of fear of discrimination.
58% : Japan has slowly shown an increased awareness of sexual diversity but it is often superficial.
46% : Representatives of the groups sponsoring the petition said they plan to submit it to national lawmakers for parliamentary discussion and enactment next year.
30% : Recently, a local assemblyman in Tokyo belonging to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's conservative governing party sparked outrage after linking LGBT people to the country's declining birthrate, saying constituents in his ward would go extinct if sexual minorities are protected.
22% : Fumino Sugiyama, a transgender activist and former Olympian in women's fencing, joined a news conference announcing the start of the petition.
7% : Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site.

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