Japanese male gay and bisexual identity.
Japanese male gay and bisexual identity. - Abstract - Europe PMC
Dear visitor, if you know the answer to this question, please post it. Thank you! Note that this thread has not been updated in a long time, and its content might not be up-to-date anymore. I've never visited Japan but I hope to one day. I'm an American young adult female, 25 and Bisexual Dating either gender, the gender of the person doesn't matter. Perhaps this is just generalizing, but this is what I understand about sexuality there: I know that sexuality in Japan is not considered shameful due to religious views like in the West, but instead it can be seen as shameful due to family issues or personal viewpoints. Transgender people must have a tough time, too
LGBT rights in Japan
The history of bisexuality is divided into two parts, pre-modern history and contemporary history. The modern definition of bisexuality started to take form in the 19th century. Prior to Krafft-Ebing, "bisexual" was usually used to mean having both female and male parts as in hermaphroditic or monoicous plants, or to mean inclusive of both males and females as in the sense of mixed-sex education.
Same-sex sexual activity was criminalised only briefly in Japan's history between and , after which a localised version of the Napoleonic Penal Code was adopted with an equal age of consent. Japan's culture and major religions do not have a history of hostility towards homosexuality. A law allowing transgender individuals to change their legal gender post- sex reassignment surgery and sterilization was passed in Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is banned in certain cities, including Tokyo.