23rd November 2014
Mario producer: Toad ‘doesn’t have a gender’ 13
5:20 PM — Nintendo have revealed that the Mario character Toad, long assumed to be male, doesn't actually have a gender.
21st November 2014
Japanese dictionary alters definitions of love and sex to be gay-inclusive 1
1:37 PM — A leading Japanese dictionary has altered two of its entries to make it more gay-inclusive.
14th November 2014
Japan: School holds ‘Sex Change Day’ for students 14
2:14 PM — A high school in Japan held a 'Sex Change Day' this week - where boys dressed in skirts, and girls wore suits and ties.
4th October 2014
Zoo accidentally spends four years encouraging hyenas to have gay sex 14
2:01 PM — A zoo has accidentally spent four years trying to breed with a pair of male hyenas.
2nd October 2014
Condom cookbook hopes to promote safe-sex in Japan 8
1:26 PM — A bizarre new cook book has been published in Japan, which uses condoms as a device for cooking, and aims to promote better sexual health.
6th August 2014
Watch: George Takei remembers the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 3
5:44 PM — Activist and actor George Takei released a video commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
16th July 2014
New Sailor Moon anime restores same-sex relationships 4
11:03 AM — A new version of the Sailor Moon anime is being released, with previously censored same-sex relationships restored to the series.
6th July 2014
If only the parents of all gay children were like this couple 8
2:50 PM — A video of two Sikh parents proudly standing by their gay son has been released by the Asian Pride Project.
14th June 2014
Video game series Harvest Moon could introduce same-sex marriage 3
12:29 PM — The creators of farm simulator Harvest Moon are 'looking into' adding same-sex marriage in a future installation.
5th June 2014
George Takei hopes Japan will follow in America’s footsteps for equal rights 3
7:06 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei, has admitted that he hopes gay rights will become more of a dominant part of society in his country of ancestry, Japan.
8th May 2014
Japan: 70% of LGBT pupils bullied in school, 30% contemplate suicide 6
3:40 PM — A new study in Japan has revealed that LGBT school pupils suffer from some of the highest rates of bullying in the country.
27th April 2014
Japan: First Lady makes surprise appearance at Tokyo Pride parade 12
2:27 PM — Japan's First Lady took part in Tokyo's pride parade on Sunday, voicing her support for LGBT people.
12th April 2014
Nintendo: Same-sex marriage in video game was ‘unintentional, game-breaking bug’ 24
2:43 PM — Nintendo has said that the inclusion of same-sex marriage in a video game last yearwas a 'critical bug'.
18th March 2014
Poll: Over half of people in Japan oppose same-sex marriage 5
2:29 PM — Despite three-quarters of Japanese adults thinking society is unkind to LGBT people, just over half still oppose same-sex marriage.
12th December 2013
Japan: Supreme Court awards legal parental status to trans man
7:13 PM — The Japanese Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a trans man to be legally recognised as the father of his wife's child, after unsuccessful earlier decisions.
19th November 2013
Out on the Street London summit talks ‘return-on equality’ for LGBT friendly businesses 11
3:51 PM — The second inaugural Out on the Street Europe summit is currently underway in London, this year focusing on how LGBT issues relate globally to corporate leadership and employment.
11th September 2013
Japan: Government district in Osaka becomes first to support LGBT human rights 5
1:13 PM — A local government ward in the city of Osaka has become the first Japanese district to officially support LGBT human rights.
5th September 2013
Where do each of the G20 countries stand on LGBT rights? 36
3:23 PM — Today 20 of the world's leading economies meet to discuss issues of global importance, the G20 summit is to take place in Russia which has found itself at the centre of an international storm of controversy over its law which bans the promotion of "non traditional" relationships.
13th May 2013
Nintendo to ‘fix’ bug which allowed male same-sex relationships in computer game 9
1:44 PM — Computer game giant Nintendo has addressed a "bug" in one of its popular titles, which allowed male same-sex couples to have relationships, get married and have children. Despite calls from users to keep the feature, Nintendo has issued a statement to say it will "fix" the issue.
28th April 2013
Japan: Thousands march in Tokyo in support of LGBT rights 3
3:41 PM — Thousands marched in Tokyo this weekend as Japan kicked off its first Rainbow Week, which aims to reach out to LGBT people in the country.