Tokyo 2020 president calls for LGBT awareness

Tokyo 2020 President visited an LGBTQ center

to raise awareness on issues surrounding sexual minorities

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Date: April 27, 2021

(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT, SEIKO HASHIMOTO, SAYING:

"There are people who cannot go to Pride House and I think there are still many people who are unaware of this great place. So together with Tokyo 2020, I hope it the Games will be an opportunity for many people to deepen their understanding (for LGBTQ)."

Pride House Tokyo Legacy

is Japan's first permanent center for the LGBTQ community

SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT, SEIKO HASHIMOTO, SAYING:

When we look back on Tokyo 2020, I want people to think that it was a turning point for diversity, unity, and understanding LGBTQ, so we need to take action now. And that is Tokyo 2020's responsibility."