Nichoume, the gay area of TokyoWhile a ward in Tokyo is offering partnership certificates to gay couples, a university has scraped cross-dressing events because it deems it offensive.

Media recently reported that a lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony after Shibuya Ward in Tokyo passed a resolution to issue “partnership” certificates to gay couples. This act is not legally binding as the Japanese Constitution recognizes only marriages between two sexes but it nonetheless remains the first to recognize same-sex unions in Japan.

In contrast, a fund-raising event at the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, where male students dress up in women’s clothing offer kisses was cancelled even though it has a 20-year history.READ FULL