月: 2020年11月

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アイデンティティの交差点で: ジェイミー・スミス[BLM東京] との対談

Jaime Smith of BLM Tokyo discusses the complexities of intersectional politics, interrogates what it means to be Black and LGBT+, and explores where to go from here in the current global political climate and in our historical moment. By Alexine Castillo Yap | Translated into Japanese by Ayşe Haruka Açıkbaş Voice Up Japan got to speak with Jaime Smith, currently Vice-Chair and head of the graphic design team of BLM (Black Lives Matter) Tokyo. Outside of BLM Tokyo, Jaime works as a graphic designer and teacher. Jaime is originally from Baltimore, Maryland in the U.S. and has been in Tokyo since 2017. In this interview, I ask Jaime about the …

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ジェンダーレスファッションで自己表現しよう

Written in Japanese by Mai Miura | Translated by Daniel Read Ryota Yoshii presents himself with a flashy shirt, big motif earrings, and makeup. VUJ sat down with Ryota and talked about breaking stereotypical notions of “manliness” with his personal style and how it affected his way of thinking and how he sees society. Arriving at our Zoom interview in a bright red shirt dotted with black and gold, Ryota explained that when it comes to deciding on his daily fashion looks, he is “always wearing black skinny jeans” and tries “to make [his] top half really pop.” He explains his makeup style as “natural style.” He usually goes for …

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不完全な同性パートナーシップ証明制度の次の段階は如何に

同性パートナーシップ証明制度を取り組む自治体が増えている近年。この制度は同性カップルを認めるステップとなったが、平等への道なりはまだ終わっていない。Voice Up Japanは同性パートナーシップ証明制度がどのようなものであるか、また、それが日本のLGBTコミュニティにもたらす影響を理解するべき、2021年にこの制度を導入する予定である名古屋市に住む人たちをインタビューしました。