Japan Takes Another Step In Accepting The LGBTQ Community

Recently, Japan has been taking steps in accepting and supporting LGBTQ rights. Last month, the country updated its national bullying prevention to include LGBTQ students and now, it’s officially recognizing its first same-sex foster parents. The couple submitted their request to be recognized as foster parents in 2015 and have endured lectures, training, and screenings by the city’s social welfare panel. Now, Osaka is the first Japanese city to recognize a same-sex couple as foster parents because the city determined that they are fit to raise a child because they understand the foster system and can financially support their now, teenage son.


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