Rainbow Week ( until 12/11 )





  • Schedules

  • Message from
    the Representative



Time/date Monday, 12/7, 2015.- Friday, 12/11, 2015.
Venue Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
12/7 "Parade" 12:10-12:25 @Fountain
In cooperation with American Week, Rainbow Week members will also join the dance while wearing rainbow-colored bandannas.
12/8 "speech" 14:20-15:45@Convention Hall
The political and economic consular officer at the American Consulate in Fukuoka will give a lecture on human rights initiatives for LGBTs in the United States.
12/10 "Film screening" 13:00-15:15 @F204
An LGBTs related film ”Boys Don't Cry” will be screened.

12/7, 12/8, 12/10, 12/11
Information Booth for Various kinds of sexuality @F building atrium

The rainbow flag was originally a symbol of gay and lesbian homosexual love, but these days it is used to represent all forms of sexuality. However, this year's week is being held under the theme of "Understanding" not only LGBT but various kinds of sexuality and love, so we will display flags that are being used internationally.

12/7, 12/8, 12/10, 12/11
Rainbow candies @Cafeteria

A booth will be setup to hand out rainbow candies.

Hello, this is Mio Kondo, the representative of Rainbow Week 2015 and the APU Colors student group. Our theme for this year's week is "Understanding diverse genders and sexuality".

Recently, the phrase "LGBT" is often heard in various Japanese media channels. This phrase refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender sexual minorities. However, the actual range cannot be categorized in just these four groups, because human gender and sexuality is quite diverse.

Therefore, we have added a small "s" to LGBT to express that diversity as LGBTs. When categorized in this way, members of the LGBTs sexual minority are subjected to discrimination and prejudice in many societal situations and experience many difficulties in their daily lives. Even this university cannot be said to have an environment that makes it an easy place for LGBTs students to live. In order to change the current situation for the future, we came up with the theme described above to have as many people as possible understand the diversity of LGBTs people.

We are also planning a partial collaboration with this year's American Week due to the final judgment of the US Supreme Court in June 2015 that "same sex marriage is constitutional".