In April, Shibuya became the first area in Tokyo — and all of Japan — to recognize same-sex marriage. But attitudes on LGBT rights are just starting to change in Japan and one startup is trying to push that conversation forward.
The fourth annual Pride Uganda festival took place last week with a small but vocal number of gay pride activists and LGBTI activists taking a stand against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which criminalizes same-sex relationships with up to 14 years in prison.
Something as simple as using the bathroom can be a fraught experience for transgender students. They can be disciplined, harassed, even assaulted for using the gender they identify with. But now it's starting to change — and these students are leading the charge.
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