Tokyo Rainbow Parade: Sunday April 27, starting in Yoyogi park

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Tokyo’s LGBT parade will take place on Sunday, April 27 this year. Here’s information about the parade, and also about Rainbow Week, which extends across the public holiday. See you in Yoyogi park!

The mascot is a flying squirrel that lives in Shinjuku named Tobe. The name combines the Japanese word “fly” (飛ぶ) and the English word “to be” signifying personal expression.

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Go, Finland!

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Gorgeous commemorative stamps honoring Tom of Finland, the country’s most famous citizen!

 

He should be my fashion sytlist

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This psychedelia is both retro and futuristic. Love it! In Nichome.

I love how fantasy wedding involves no groom, no family

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Why is this gorgeous woman lurking in the back seat of an old fashioned limousine? Of course, she’s promoting weddings at Meiji Jingu, perhaps the poshest place to get married in all of Japan. I love how this bride’s wedding fantasy includes no groom and no family. The perfect wedding is all about HER.

Justin Vivian Bond sings “Golden Age of Hustlers,” a look-back to early 90s via Bambi Lake

This brings me back to San Francisco before the tech-fueled dreams of money displaced the glamour and grit of a city at the edge of the nation. Bambi’s song is genius, and Justin only gets better as a singer and performer.

Parody of Beyonce’s Partition

In N Out Mission. I am just sorry that they don’t name check Monica Lewinsky, as in the original Beyonce video ballad.

A raunchy bit of San Francisco makes it to Shinjuku station’s only passable coffee

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The Tender, Loins. Love the punctuation!