LGBT rights advocates fly the rainbow flag. In Japan, people who are gay often find it difficult to come out. Photo: EPA

How a gay student’s suicide after being outed is helping Japan’s LGBT community speak up

  • Gay graduate student was found dead on campus soon after he was outed in 2015
  • Japan’s LGBT community has long been silent about the struggles of coming out, and advocates say the country still has ‘a huge problem’ with insensitivity around the subject
Topic |   LGBTI

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LGBT rights advocates fly the rainbow flag. In Japan, people who are gay often find it difficult to come out. Photo: EPA
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