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Japan elects first openly-gay politician to national parliament

'This acknowledges that we are here’ politician Taiga Ishikawa said of LGBTI people as he won a seat in Japan’s Upper House Japan on Monday (22 July) elected its first openly-gay politician to the country’s national parliament. LGBTI rights activist turned lawmaker Taiga Ishikawa won a seat for the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) in the Upper House. ‘I was calling for the acknowledgment of LGBT people […]

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