Every year, the largest gathering of LGBT and allies in Japan gather for Tokyo Rainbow Pride. The weekend is an opportunity for the Japanese community to celebrate diversity, acceptance, and inclusion together. It is a chance to look at how far the community has come, but also to look at the steps that still need to be taken to create equal rights and a chance to mobilize the community to help make that change.

そのため、2015年の東京レインボープライドにEMA日本も参加しました。2日間で、ボランティアの協力も得て、数えきれないブース来訪者を迎え、パレードを一緒に歩きました。EMAにとっても今年の東京レインボープライドは大成功でした!And at 2015’s TRP, EMA Japan was there! Two days, countless volunteers, and a booth and parade made this year a rousing success!

EMA Japan had a booth with fun activities such as messages of love for our EMA Japan bulletin boards, pictures with folks that wanted to declare why marriage equality was important to them, and education for thousands on the work EMA Japan is doing to bring Marriage Equality to Japan.




But our biggest success was that our petition to the Japanese government for Equal Marriage gained over 1,500 signatures, bringing us to well over 7,000 supporters! This is our largest sign up to date and we are incredibly humbled and proud to have made such huge strides in just two days. As registrations online continue to come in, we’re in the final countdown toward our initial goal of 10,000 supporters.

IMG_5798 EMA日本は、週末のプライドで得た勢いを力に変え、この先を見据えて活動をパワーアップしていきます。
We look forward to carrying forward the momentum gained over pride weekend, and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

If you’d like to join the thousands of other equal marriage supporters here in Japan, please sign our petition here:
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Parade05 最後に、今回の東京レインボープライドにてブース来訪者の方々から4万2千円もの寄付を頂き誠にありがとうございました。しかし、ブース出展だけで5万円、その他横断幕などの経費も含め合計では約14万円の赤字となっております。。来年以降、東京レインボープライド参加のためにも是非ご寄付をいただければ幸いです。