Global Love Report – August 24, 2022
English summary by Pamela Stephanie
Concord support, a Japanese LGBTQ organization, has turned to crowdfunding in order to establish a LGBTQ agency. A matchmaking agency by the LGBTQ community for the LGBTQ community. The crowdfunding will be open until August 31st.
They’re looking to open a LGBTQ agency in order to help those in the LGBTQ community to find a life partner. The money from the crowdfunding will cover the costs of opening the agency as well as creating the agency’s website.
As for the agency itself, they aim to create a safe and secure service for people seriously seeking a partner. They will provide services for registered members and will conduct background checks on anyone who registers.
They plan to charge only 10,000 yen per month (approx. US$74), excluding registration fee and marriage fee. They’re planning on arranging two blind dates per month.
The project was started by Hideaki Yasukawa, whose partner of more than 15 years passed away at the hospital. However, because Yasukawa was not considered a family member due to the law in Japan, he was unable to be at the hospital.
Yasukawa stated that although the law can’t be changed currently, they believe that they can at least change the public’s perception by having more LGBTQ couples and to spread social awareness.
Originally published by PR Times.