Seven members of the Tokyo 2020 Human Rights, Labor and Participation Committee have called for the adoption of an equality act in Japan before the Olympic Games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community.
Human Rights Watch is among 116 organisations to have signed a letter calling for Japan to draft and pass an anti-discrimination bill on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity prior to the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
World Rugby has approved updated guidelines regarding participation of transgender people in sport; and have recommended that transgender women should not play women's contact rugby.
The Pride House Tokyo Legacy, an information centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and other identifying people, will open its doors next month before the city's planned staging of the Olympics in 2021.
Numerous human rights groups in Japan will launch a campaign tomorrow to push for legislation which would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.