minato-rise-upのコメント： This is really cool! It sounds like it went very well. I wish I could have come. And I love your tie~<3
I held the event, and I am convinced now that I can continue my activity in Toyohashi—it is local city.
>And I love your tie~<3
On 21st April(=Japan Standard Time), “Toyohashi Sexual Minorities Event 2013” was held at Toyohashi citizen center.
Flyer of the event
The day, morning was rain, but afternoon became fine day.
The people who came to the event are mainly classified into two types:
1.Toyohashi citizen that are heterosexual(They looked flyer, had interest, and came).
2.LGBT people that are my friends.
(One of my asexual friend was worrying whether she go or not, but finally she went to the event!)
And newspaper reporter came, too.
The event had two part—macro part and micro part.
On macro part, I explained “What are sexuality and gender?”
Next, I explained various situations of [Coming out], and “Is [Coming out ] necessary?”
Micro part is talk of individual’s sexuality. I and AIZU Rika, talked each sexuality and gender(myself=about asexuality, Aizu Rika=about transsexual).
After micro part, people in the hall, talked face to face. Heterosexual people and LGBT people were talking peacefully.
And, there was person who was gay and foreigner resident in Japan. He talked his situation to people.
22ed April, Tonichi Newspaper(=local newspaper) reported the event.
[Main title:Hope Realization of Society of Tolerability]
[Sub title: The event’s representative claimed importance of creating sincere relationship]
The event was finished successfully. Anyway, many thanks!!
Me and Rika, at front of the hall
(My necktie is asexual color, do you notice it? )
There are more some photos in Rika’s facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jackies151e/posts/555081897847982
Gifts from my friends for the event. Thanks!
The day of my organizing event is nearing.
Thema of the event is “coming out”.”Sexual minorities talk with sexual majority in face-to face on equal footings.”
The day and start time:21st April, 13:00(Japan Standard Time)
Place:Toyohashi Citizen’s Center[Another Name:Karion-Biru]
(I used the center before. See the post)
Title: Self-acceptance process on Asexuality
Author: MARUYAMA Asuka(Majoring Psychology, Graduate Division of Literature ,Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)
著者：丸山 明日香（東京女子大学 ,文学研究科, 心理学専攻）
2013, January 19(Saturday), I went to Nisshin civic hall for Harmony Festa.
I saw asexual flag on the booth.
And I enjoyed talking with members of Coalook.
I am planning sexual minorities event in Toyohashi on this spring. The thema of the event is “coming out”. So I talked my planning event to them.
One of member(she is heterosexual) talked interesting case.
‘Knowing presence of sexual minorities, is very helpful for me. Because I was under wrong impression about man(For example “Man should be …”) before. But I have known various sexualities, so I can be free from wrong impression.
And she added—‘If person realizes him/herself as sexual minority, it is better that person comes out at beginning of relationship.’
(there is content of 無性Musei=asexuality)
Translate of underlined portion:(asexual male’s)spirit is neither male nor female.
Oh, no, there are cisgender asexual people….
I think that ARAI Shou has confused gender identity and sexual orientaion about asexuality.
I need the money for school. I’m a little bit more okay with getting huge loans for law school, but I need to really try to keep my undergrad debt as small as possible. I’m really lucky that my parents are helping, but they can only do so much.
I wish that one scholarship hadn’t taken down my essay. It was a really good essay, and it was potentially worth $5000, but now, I can’t write any other essay for the same topic (because my essay had the most important lesson I’ve ever learned in it, and I can’t write it another way, and I can’t very well lie), so… I just don’t know what I’m going to do.
I hate money. I know most of the university scholarships are going to people who actually really, really need the money much more than me, so I can’t very well be bitter about not getting much money from my school, but I wish universities weren’t fucked up and would give more money to high-achieving students.
The post has already not on web.
What is blueboxesaresexy doing now…..
I get idea, so I try it.
Title of this movie:セクシャルマイノリティとメンタルヘルス(2)
About speaker:Speaker is MAKIMURA Asako(牧村 朝子), nickname is makimuu(まきむぅ). She has been in Paris with her partner(woman), nickname is ’ Mori-girl ‘. Makimuu is lesbian, and not asexual.
From about 6:20 to 9:00 of this movie, she talks about community of sexual minorities.
At first, she picks up one of comment of viewers of her movie***.
The case of comment: The person, who is FTM, does not like to be forced to join to community of sexual minority.
Makimuu agrees with it deeply(Her voice:’ Aru—aru— ‘).
And she asks to viewers,
’ Is it wrong something— if a person is sexual minority, the person should join community of sexual minority? ‘
’ There are people who enjoy to form crowd in community, it is OK. But there is no reason to press their style to other people. ‘
’ I think that all terms related to sexuality may be used as self-appointed only. ‘
***(Supplementation:Origin of this movie is from niconico. On niconico movie, comments flow on screen at the same time. For example: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1322199223 To watch, it is need of registration of accont.)
After I wrote this post, I got a question.
‘The community, that Makimuu talked about the movie, is —closed, introversive, and does not aim to visualize of existence of sexual minorities?’
‘Makimuu may not say about commnunity— that is open-minded, and aims to visualize of existence of sexual minorities.’
Even in the same “community”, the former and the latter meaning is different.
I thought that I had to know true meaning, so I sent mail to Makimuu. She gave me answer. She talked in the movie on the assumption that community is closed, introversive, traditional Japanese-style.
I quote comment of Lunamoth:
harris-hijiri, have you ever thought of creating a Japanese asexual website that AVEN could link to? Maybe you could make one that has a forum and maybe even a chatroom, too.
The subject is brought up again and again. As far as I remember, at least 4 times.
I understand Asexual News is kind person(s), but already there were, and are ace communities(include managing by myself) in Japanese area. Some sites and community already were closed.
AceAdmiral’s this post is tagged ‘japanese community’, too.
Why some non-japanese-asexuals stick me to create and to manage ace community(or organization, group, site)? (They only say, do not act.)
In my experience, managing asexual community has some negative points.