A Snag on the Way to Marriage Equality in Japan

Following WhatTheTrans’ earlier piece on same-sex marriage alternatives in Japan, a number of municipalities have either begun listing, or are considering listing, same-sex partners as common law spouses on locally maintained resident registries (details on this development can be read about in “In First, Gay Couple in Japan Wins Common Continue Reading

Marriage Equality in Japan: What Alternatives Are There?

Following the March 14th Sapporo High Court decision finding Japan’s lack of marriage equality for same sex couples to be unconstitutional, the government reiterated that its position was unchanged: that the country’s lack of marriage equality was, as far as they were concerned, not an issue. This led the plaintiffs Continue Reading

Florence Ashley, “Gender/Fucking: The Pleasures and Politics of Living in a Gendered Body” (CLASH Books, 2024)

The reader should note from the outset that the book (in case the title wasn’t enough of a clue) is very NSFW. While this review won’t focus on this aspect, jumping straight into the book may land a reader in a situation they weren’t prepared for, so fair warning. It Continue Reading