At the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics held on the night of the 23rd, the singer MISIA, who sang the national anthem, appeared in a rainbow-colored dress that symbolizes sexual diversity, and the parties expressed surprise and joy. rice field.
According to the parties concerned, the number of athletes who will participate in the Tokyo Games by announcing that they are sexual minorities such as LGBTQ is more than 160, which is the largest number ever, and transgender athletes are scheduled to participate for the first time in the Olympic Games.
At "Pride House Tokyo Legacy," an exchange base for sexual minority parties, which is also an official program of the Tokyo Games, the parties watched the opening ceremony on the night of the 23rd.
At the ceremony, singer MISIA appeared in a rainbow-colored dress that symbolized sexual diversity, and when she sang the national anthem, she raised a voice of surprise and joy and sent it on SNS.
According to people familiar with the matter, the outfit was designed by a designer who has announced that he is gay.
The parties watching the opening ceremony were still waving at the television when a player who announced that he was a sexual minority entered.
One person who saw the opening ceremony, Mr. Gon Matsunaka, said, "I had a complicated feeling until just before the opening ceremony, but I felt hope when I saw that costume. Japan still has discrimination against sexual minorities. However, I think we are at a crossroads as to how this tournament will change. I hope that the tournament will help increase understanding and increase the number of people who change their minds. "