In Japan, LGBTQI* people still face discrimination at home with their families, at work, in education, and in accessing health services.

Although a person can officially change their gender in Japan, they are then unable to marry and required to undergo sterilisation and gender confirmation surgery. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity is against international human rights law and standards.

LGBTQI people in Japan have waited long enough to be treated as equals. It’s time for the Japanese Government to end discrimination.

We are collecting your signatures and delivering them to Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. With your help, we can pressure him to protect LGBTQI people from discrimination.

Call on the Japanese Government to end discrimination and legalise marriage equality now.

*LGBTQI stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex

Thank you!

UPDATE 24/04/18: This action is now closed. Thank you to the 5,000 people who took action – you names are joining thousands of other from around the world in a handover to the Japanese authorities during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride week.

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To Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,

I call on you to introduce comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation to provide equal protection against discrimination in all areas and on all grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

I also ask that you recognise marriages between couples of the same sex – on the same basis and conferring all the same rights – as marriages between different-sex couples.

Kind regards,

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