Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!

by NIJIIRO DIVERSITY
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!
Permanent LGBTQ+ Center in Western Japan!

Summary

We are NIJIIRO DIVERSITY, a nonprofit organization working with the LGBTQ+ community, their families and allies. In 2022, we are opening the Pride Center Osaka. It will be the first permanent LGBTQ+ center in Western Japan. The center will offer: In-person community support services; Online community support services; LGBTQ+ information space; and Diverse events to connect LGBTQ+ people, their families and allies.

$50,000
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$49,686
remaining
6
donors
1
monthly donor
3
fundraisers
2
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Challenge

Our recent research gained answers from 2231 people. Our research show that due to COVID-19, LGBTQ people are in higher risk of poverty. The results show LGBTQ people are facing higher risk of harassment at work, bullying, poverty, and mental illness while many are unable to ask for help in fear of discrimination. However, LGBTQ+ people in Japan also have high risk of being isolated due to the lack of permanent space where they can talk about their obstacles.

Solution

The pride center will provide a permanent space where our community members can visit to share their obstacles and needs. This stability will immensely impact the feeling of safety and mental wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people. The information space can also be visited by school and corporation D&I trainings. It is open for anyone to drop in and get information about LGBTQ+ rights. The accessibility and the visibility will involve more people in the movement for LGBTQ+ equality.

Long-Term Impact

We aim to eliminate discrimination towards the LGBTQ community. Our work emphasizes that the obstacles facing the community are also connected to the obstacles faced by many other minority groups. We believe that making a society that is LGBTQ inclusive will also bring positive changes to other societal issues such as (but not limited to), women's empowerment, poverty, mental health, and discrimination based on race and nationality. #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #equality #humanrights #gender

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Organization Information

NIJIIRO DIVERSITY

Location: KITA-KU, OSAKA - Japan
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @nijidiversity
Project Leader:
MAKI MURAKI
KITA-KU , OSAKA Japan

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