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Mon Jul 8, 2024, 08:23 PM Jul 8

Frustrated by Japan's same-sex marriage ban, LGBTQ couples opt for 'photo weddings'

Source: Reuters

Frustrated by Japan’s same-sex marriage ban, LGBTQ couples opt for ‘photo weddings’

Reporting by Kim Kyung-Hoon and Satoshi Sugiyama
Filed July 8, 2024, 11:00 p.m. GMT

Unable to get married legally in Japan, LGBTQ couples are celebrating their special bond by donning traditional kimonos and fashionable formal wear for elaborate “photo weddings”.

But these carefully choreographed images are often kept hidden in this conservative society where many LGBTQ people say they face prejudice and stigma, even from their own families.

Reuters spent eight months documenting photo weddings by studio Onestyle in Tokyo and neighbouring Yokohama. The couples spoke to Reuters and allowed their pictures to be taken on condition their identities were protected due to concerns they may face discrimination.

“Not everyone, like my parents or friends, know about our relationship. We thought it would be nice if we could leave a tangible memory just for the two of us,” said a 40-year old female office worker who posed with her 35-year old partner in matching wedding dresses at a studio in Yokohama in November.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/japan-lgbt-weddings/

Alternate link: https://news.yahoo.com/news/frustrated-japans-same-sex-marriage-230809462.html

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Way to many Old Crank Jul 9 #1

Old Crank

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1. Way to many
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 02:12 AM
Jul 9

Merchants of hate in this world. What does this do to harm you? Nothing.

So why do these reactionaries keep pushing hate and intolerance?

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