Aya Kamikawa, transwoman in Japanese public office

“As long as we keep silent, nothing is going to change.  We need the courage to make a society which respects diversity”.  –  Aya Kamikawa, in 2003 became the first out transperson in Japan to be elected to public office.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwxB5_GdYug  (great interview with Aya Kamikawa at Tokyo Pride)

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/02/1051382096188.html  (article)