11 Apr 2019

Mr Gay Japan 2019 winner states that ‘we can't sit back and wait for a change'

On 31 March, Tokyo’s LGBT Community celebrated the crowning of the second Mr Gay Japan

at an intimate event. But what made this event particularly significant was the activism and strength of individuals to make a change in a country where LGBT people still live relatively closeted lives.
The Community’s current focus is on the push for marriage equality in Japan, a cause close to the heart of the previous Mr Gay Japan, Shogo Kemmoku. To the surprise of the audience at the recent event, Shogo got down on one knee and made a heartwarming marriage proposal to his boyfriend Geoff, highlighting the need for marriage equality and recognition of same-sex marriage, in Japan and throughout Asia.

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