Japanese Official Chastised for Not Being Married with Children

During a debate Wednesday, a female member of Tokyo's city assembly was attacked by her male colleagues after she advocated for government assistance for women who are struggling to have children. Their comments – about how she should get married and whether she's able to bear children herself – have prompted a large… » 6/20/14 2:00pm 6/20/14 2:00pm

Your Childhood Pal, Anne of Green Gables, Was Probably Queer

Anne of Green Gables may not be the the first work on your list of "classic queer literature," but maybe it should be. There's something about Anne Shirley which seems, at least to me, undeniably queer. It's little wonder that I have always identified heavily with Anne and the novel remains my favorite novel of all… » 5/15/14 11:08pm 5/15/14 11:08pm

Tokyo: Gay Bars, Gundam Cafes, and Sex Toys

On Saturday and Sunday, I went into central Tokyo. I actually go into the city proper only rarely because it's too expensive. It costs about $2-$3 every time you ride a train or subway (even if you only ride it one stop), a cup of coffee will set you back about $5, and given that today (Monday) is a national holiday,… » 11/03/13 9:30pm 11/03/13 9:30pm