|Information about the Tokyo Lesbian & Gay Parade|
Unfortunately, due to a lack of attendance, staff members and resources, the Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Parade will not be held again in 2009. However keep your eyes out for promotions and flyers as a Tokyo Rainbow Festival is supposed to be held in Shinjyuku at some time as well as another parade in Sapporo, Hokkaido. All the lesbians, gays, inter-sexuals, transgenders and all sexual minorities and to those who embrace sexual minorities, please come and show your support by attending these parades.
There are guidlines in place so that the parades run smoothly. This is so that staff members are able to do their job properly.
- Firstly you must registrate.
- Respect the staff
- Walk in four lines during the parade
- Proper attire must be worn and you must not show your genitals, buttocks or breasts.
- Those who want to perform must have it approved before doing so.
- Due to safety hazards, vehicles are not allowed including cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters, unicycles, bicycles and in-line skates.
- Leaflets and brochures are not permitted as litter regulations.
- Garbage must be thrown in bins
- Ask before you can take photos and there is a particular area where photography is prohibited.
- Take care of yourself. Drink water, wear a hat, limit alcohol, drug use is prohibited.
- Don't forget to check out the fine performance by Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus, they came all the way from the US to performat the parade!