Hosoda came out and transitioned while attending Teikyo University’s Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, and changed his name and gender in the family registry in 2015.
While a student, he expressed his desire to raise awareness and work to prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases in Japan (Source: and participated in various LGBTQ events such as Out in Japan to enhance trans visibility (
A march took place in an undisclosed location, with people holding information posters and playing music about being gay in Uganda.
They kept the exact location under wraps because of concerns about safety.
Just asking, as I read many of the astonishing responses to Tony Magliano's good article at National Catholic Reporter today, to Tom Fox's equally good statement, to NCR's recent editorial about the challenge of peace in our world today, and to Dennis Coday's "Morning Briefing" column today linking to these items.
Today, the scale and the horror of modern warfare - whether nuclear or not - makes it totally unacceptable as a means of settling differences between nations (John Paul II, Homily at Coventry Cathedral, ).
Hosoda has stated that he does not just want to fight for LGBTQ rights, but also for the rights of the disabled and the elderly, by playing his part in constructing a system that embraces diversity and helps minorities.
“Bad Black", pictured above, who was born male but prefers to be identified as a trans-woman, stood out for me.
Despite the daily barrage of insults because of her feminine style of dressing, she still manages to make friends around her amid a climate of hate.
This book concurs with my observations while visiting Hiroshima; that the people who survived were not angry or looking for revenge, just wanting us all to know that this should never happen again.
The Effects of an Atomic Bomb This book tells the stories of the "Hiroshima Maidens".