Japanese LGBTQ Kids Learning About Gay Life From Comics

Japanese LGBTQ Kids Learning About Gay Life From Comics

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Japanese comics or manga feature a wide array of topics — including some that aren’t taught about in schools. In Japan, queer youth are turning to manga to fill in the blanks about sexual orientation and identity. But is that a good thing? That and more in our look at LGBTQ issues in education from around the world.

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