Tokyo Trans March November 20, 2021

Tokyo is to host its first Trans March on November 20, to commemorate  International Transgender Day of Rememberance.

TDOR has been observed on November 20 since 1999 in order to draw attention to the violence, physical and otherwise, that transgender people around the world have to endure. In 2010, over 180 cities in over 20 countries commemorated this day. 

The then President elect Joe Biden recognized this day in 2020 and called transphobic violence intolerable.   

In Japan, while physical violence is rare, continues to be the target of online hatred and real world discrimination. 

Unlike many other Western nations, Japanese transgender people are still obliged to undergo sex reassignment surgery before they can officially change their gender markers on official legal documents. They also can not be married, have children or be under 22 years of age. 

The Tokyo Trans March starts by the Water Plaza in Shinjuku Central Park, the same location where the first Tokyo Pride Parade kicked off in 1994. 

For more info click here. (Japanese only) 

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