queerjapan: With just over 5 days left, we need your help to...



queerjapan:

With just over 5 days left, we need your help to complete the Queer Japan Kickstarter! Pledge your support today and help us tell these crucial stories of artists and activists in the Japanese LGBTQ community. 

Queer Japan on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1TeKRIb

Gay manga fans! Help us make this movie. Pledge today, pick up some great rewards from MASSIVE, and join us in highlighting the work of Gengoroh Tagame and other members of the Japanese queer community. 

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Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) received an award for excellence in manga...









Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) received an award for excellence in manga at the 19th annual Japanese Media Arts Festival! The award winners’ works are on display at The National Art Center, Tokyo (国立新美術館) in Roppongi, from February 3rd-14th, 2016. In the above pictures, Tagame stands in the exhibition alongside his original drawings for his winning work, the groundbreaking manga My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫). The artist will be participating in a talk at the museum this Saturday, February 6th.

Congratulations, Tagame-sensei!!

More information in Japanese at Tagame’s blog.
Photos from Natalie.mu and Tagame’s Twitter.

tagagen: Title page of Planet Brobdingnag chapter 1 on Badi...



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Title page of Planet Brobdingnag chapter 1 on Badi magazine.

Gengoroh Tagame’s new manga series, Planet Brodbingnag (プラネット・ブロブディンナグ) debuted in the November 2015 issue of Badi magazine, on stands now!

From Tagame’s Blog:

Story: A beefy space marine who is drifted on a strange planet becomes a pet of a giant bearish alien!

I can’t wait!

Behind the scenes video from Leslie Kee’s Out in Japan photo...



Behind the scenes video from Leslie Kee’s Out in Japan photo shoot. 

Check out Gengoroh Tagame chuckling adorably at 2:01! ^_^

OUT IN JAPAN project, 2015by photographer Leslie Kee Portraits of...









OUT IN JAPAN project, 2015

by photographer Leslie Kee

Portraits of 111 Japanese LGBT people from teenagers to 60-somethings, including gay manga icon Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎, top). The photos will be on exhibition at Gap’s flagship Harajuku store from April 21st to April 28th, coinciding with Tokyo Rainbow Pride.

Sponsored by Gap (#rainbowgap) and the Japanese production of Rent (!), coming to Tokyo’s Theatre Creation (シアタークリエ) this September.

In a country where fewer than 19% of major corporations offer workplace protections to their queer workers, Gap has been notable for its visibility as a supporter of LGBT rights. It’s nice to see The Gap champion the work of the great fashion photographer Leslie Kee, who was unjustly arrested in 2013 on obscenity charges in a targeted censorship campaign.

Reblog if Tagame is giving you life.

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