Masaki C. Matsumoto

A queer writer and YouTuber in Japan

Masaki C. Matsumoto

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When Rainbow Flags Make It To National Television #Japan #LGBTQ #MISIA

Singer MISIA singing on stage

When I started college, there already existed prides and rainbow flags. I didn’t have to create queer spaces to join or queer symbols to identify with. They were there, and I’d join rainbow-filled events and groups. And I was constantly disappointed with how those events were trans-indifferent, gay men-centered, obsessed with money and reputation, anti-intersectional, ethnocentric, disability-unfriendly, male-dominated, etc. etc.