Being LGBT+ in a Small Town

Hometown Stories

30m 15s
Broadcast on October 17, 2021 Available until October 17, 2023

Identifying as LGBT+, Fujiya Ami doesn't want to be categorized as either male or female and has no romantic feelings for others. After working in Tokyo as a "woman," Fujiya couldn't go on pretending and moved to a small community in western Japan. Faced with a shrinking population, the community welcomed Fujiya as a new young addition, but many were surprised that Fujiya has no desire to marry. Preferring to deal with others on the basis of personality rather than gender, Fujiya finds the own way to live in a rural area where traditional gender identity remains strong.

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