Where were the mop-headed emo boys and Edward Cullen-worshipping Goth girls? Where were the skater kids? The punk rockers?
-Had better half-birthday party the same day as Maddie’s Sweet 16
plantclad said: how is are homosexuals treated in Japan? do you feel safer there than in the US?
It’s way too complex for me to try and explain, and maybe it’s not my place to comment anyhow, but the short answer is that while I feel safe, being gay in Japan, like any other place, isn’t as easy as being straight. most Japanese people (not all) have never had an openly homosexual friend and don’t comprehend homosexuality beyond what they’ve seen on TV. So in some ways, because of this, Japanese people are more open minded than Americans, but in some instances, people feel already have a pretty good idea of what a gay person looks and acts like (due to TV personalities (some of whom are not even actually gay)) and because no real person matches these caricatures, it’s hard for them to really understand that I’m gay. And also almost no Japanese people have gaydar when it comes to westerners. But being gender nonconforming is pretty easy in japan.