Preston as a Mormon missionary in Tokyo, circa 1980...and circa 70 pounds ago.

Tokyo is the world’s largest city and home to Asia’s largest gay population, yet Tokyo has no Pride parade or celebration. As someone who lived there for a couple of years I can tell you, Japan is a very conservative country, with a cultural emphasis on conformity that transcends laws and rights. Celebrating what makes one different makes no sense when being the same is the primary value.

More on attempts to create a Tokyo Pride from Time Out Tokyo.